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Preservatives

PRESERVATIVES: IMPROVE THE SHELF LIFE OF YOUR FOODS


You can extend the shelf life of foods by adding preservatives. These inhibit the growth of bacteria, fungi and yeast. Without these shelf life enhancers, you could be throwing away most products in your fridge and pantry in no time. Preservatives almost always have an E number. There are in total around fifty E numbers that are used to improve shelf life.

SHELF LIFE AND FOOD SAFETY

Products that increase the shelf life of food products are not harmful to health. Although the use of these substances has been criticized in recent years, studies have shown that there is absolutely no question of harmfulness. Preservatives are therefore not bad for you. Products that extend the shelf life have been given an E number because they have been found to be safe. Their maximum use has also been set by the European Commission. Margins are so wide that it is virtually impossible to consume too much of a particular substance. However, it may be that some people have an allergy or hypersensitivity to a certain product.

WHAT ARE NATURAL PRESERVATIVES?

Natural preservatives are substances that in themselves extend the shelf life of a product. Sugar is a good and widely used example of this. It is a substance that occurs as such in nature. At Natural Spices you can order a wide range of shelf life-enhancing additives online. You can buy them in different pack sizes, ranging from a few hundred grams to several kilos. You also keep the preservatives themselves in a cool and dark place. If you place your order on working days before 1 p.m., you will receive it the next day.