Food additives have greatly promoted the development of the food industry, and is hailed as the soul of the modern food industry, mainly because it brings many benefits to the food industry, its main role is as follows:
Prevent deterioration For example: preservatives can prevent food spoilage caused by microorganisms, prolong the shelf-time of food, and also have the effect of preventing food poisoning caused by microbial contamination. Another example: antioxidants can prevent or postpone the oxidation of food, to provide food stability and tolerance, but also to prevent the possible harmful oil automatically oxidized material formation. In addition, it can also be used to prevent the enzymatic browning and non enzymatic browning of food, especially fruits and vegetables.
The preservation of food is of some significance.
Improve the Senses
Improving sensory properties of food
Appropriate use of colorants, color protection agents, bleach, edible spices, as well as emulsifier, thickener and other food additives, can significantly improve the food sensory quality, to meet the different needs of people.
Keep up the nutritional value
It is of great significance to prevent malnutrition and nutrition deficiency, to promote nutrition balance and to improve people's health level, which can greatly improve the nutritional value of food by adding some food nutrition enhancer which belongs to the natural nutrition range in food processing.