Food additives are common in our daily life, so what is the main role of food additives?Next food additives manufacturers to give you an introduction.Food additives have greatly promoted the development of the food industry and are known as the soul of the modern food industry, mainly because they have brought many benefits to the food industry. Their main functions are roughly as follows:
To prevent deterioration
For example, preservatives can prevent food spoilage caused by microorganisms, prolong the shelf life of food, and prevent food poisoning caused by microbial contamination.Another example: antioxidants can prevent or delay the oxidative deterioration of food to provide stability and storage resistance, but also can prevent the formation of potentially harmful lipid oxides.In addition, it can also be used to prevent enzymatic Browning of foods, especially fruits and vegetables, and non-enzymatic Browning.All of these have some significance for the preservation of food.
To improve the sensory
Improve sensory properties of food
Appropriate use of colorants, colorants, bleach, spices, emulsifiers, thickeners and other food additives, can significantly improve the sensory quality of food, to meet the different needs of people.
Keep the nutrition
Maintain and improve nutritional value
Proper addition of some natural nutritive food fortifiers in food processing can greatly improve the nutritional value of food, which is of great significance to prevent malnutrition and nutritional deficiency, promote nutritional balance and improve people's health.
Convenient to supply
Increase variety and convenience
The market has as many as 20,000 kinds of food available for consumers to choose, although the production of these food mostly through certain packaging and different processing methods, but in the production project, some of the color, aroma, taste perfect products, mostly varying degrees of adding color, flavor, seasoning and other food additives.It is these numerous foods, especially the supply of convenience foods, that bring great convenience to people's life and work.
Convenience food processing
The use of defoamer, filter aid, stabilizer and coagulant in food processing can be conducive to food processing operations.For example, when gluconate lactone is used as the coagulant of tofu, it will facilitate the mechanization and automation of tofu production.
Other special needs
Food should meet the different needs of people as much as possible.For example, diabetics who cannot eat sugar may use an antrophic sweetener or a low-calorie sweetener, such as sucralose or aspartate phenylalanine methyl ester, to make sugar-free food supplies.
Some enterprises also set their own standards for additives. In some enterprises, preservatives, cycas, colors and flavors are not allowed to be added.