Food additives

e170 Calcium Carbonate
Food additive with multiple functions. It is an acidity regulator, anti-caking agent, emulsifier, stabilizer and colorant. It is part of the natural additives of mineral origin (chalk) category, and it can be found as E170(i)-Calcium carbonate or E170(ii)-Calcium…
e171 Titanium Dioxide
Food additive in the category of natural colorants of mineral origin. It comes in the form of a white powder. Especially used as a surface colorant and for separating layers in products, it is allowed to be used,…
e172 Iron Oxide And Hydroxides
Food additive in the category of natural colorants of mineral origin, which can be found as E 172(i) – Black iron oxide, E 172(ii) – Red iron oxide and E 172(iii) – Yellow iron oxide. They are obtained…
e173 Aluminium
Food additive in the category of surface colorants. It gives a silver-gray color, and can be used according to the recipes in various ornaments for confectionery and pastry products.
Food additives

According to the World Health Organization, substances that are added to food in order to maintain or improve its safety, freshness, taste, texture or appearance are known as food additives.

These food additives have been used for centuries to preserve food. For example salt (in meat, bacon or dried fish), sugar (in
marmalade) or sulphur dioxide (in wine).

Food additives can be derived from plants, animals or minerals or they can be synthetic. They are intentionally added to foods, to fulfil certain technological purposes. There are several thousand food additives in use, all of which are designed to perform a specific task, usually to make food more durable
or appealing.