Nasty Food Additives to Avoid

Next time you are opening a packaged food check out the ingredients label. If any of the following are present, think twice before you buy that brand again.

COLOURS
Artificial
102    tartrazine
104    quinoline yellow
107    yellow 2G
110    sunset yellow
122    azorubine, carmoisine
123    amaranth
124    ponceau, brilliant scarlet
127    erythrosine
128    red 2G
129    allura red
132    indigotine, indigo carmine
133    brilliant blue
142    green S, food green, acid brilliant green
151    brilliant black
155    brown, chocolate brown
Natural
160b   annatto, bixin, norbixin

 

PRESERVATIVES
200-203   sorbic acid, potassium & calcium sorbates
210-213    benzoic acid, sodium, potassium & calcium benzoates
220-228   sulphur dioxide, all sulphites, bisulphites, metabisulphites
249-252   all nitrates & nitrites
280-283   propionic acid, sodium, potassium & calcium propionates

Antioxidants
310-312   all gallates
319-321   TBHQ, BHA butylated hydroxyanisole, BHT butylated hydroxytoluene

FLAVOUR ENHANCERS
620-625   glutamic acid and all glutamates, MSG monosodium glutamate
627            disodium guanylate
631            disodium inosinate
635            ribonucleotides
Yeast extract, HVP HPP hydrolysed vegetable or plant protein

FLAVOURS
Unregulated (a very scary thought, since much of the above can get passed in this category)

ARTIFICAL SWEETENERS
951            aspartame (Nutrasweet, Equal)

954            saccharin

 

Taken with permission from the website of Dr Leila Masson

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