What are preservatives?

What are they?

These substances literally preserve food (from bacteria, moulds, fungi or yeasts) from going off or from changing colour, flavour, or texture, maintain freshness.

Where might you find them?

Fruit sauces & jellies, drinks, baked goods, cured meats, oils and margarines, cereals, dressings, snack foods, fruits and vegetables.

What you may see on the label

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