food preservatives in jars

food preservatives (good and bad)

First What are food preservatives.

According to Wkipedia. Food preservation prevents the growth of microorganisms (such as yeasts), or other microorganisms (although some methods work by introducing benign bacteria or fungi to the food), as well as slowing the oxidation of fats that cause rancidity. Food preservation may also include processes that inhibit visual deterioration, such as the enzymatic browning reaction in apples after they are cut during food preparation

          But what does that even mean. Here’s a easy answer, It’s an ingredient placed in food to prevent spoilage. For example if you make Grape Juice and leave it out the fridge for two days, it will get spoiled.

      Preservatives extends that time to months or even years depending on the product. This raises alot of questions, like is this really good for the body, what are the side effects and how do they even make these. In this article we explore Food Preservatives, it’s origin , purpose and side effects

“Let thy Food be thy Medicine and thy Medicine be thy Medicine be thy Food”

sardine cans without label for showing food preservatives

DIFFERENT TYPES OF PRESERVATIVES

acidic: 
ascorbic acid

Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) is used to prevent or treat low levels of vitamin C in people who do not get enough of the vitamin from their diets. But this is also used as a Preservative in many foods.

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