Food Science 9 - Lecture 1 Controversial Food Additives Lesson 9 1 Saccharine a Discovered in 1878 as a preservative b Banned in 1906 under the

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Lecture 1: Controversial Food Additives Lesson 9 1 Saccharine a. Discovered in 1878 as a preservative b. Banned in 1906 under the Pure Food & drug Act c. Ban lifed during WWI due to sugar shortage d. 1972 banned because it caused bladder cancer e. warning label from 1977 to 2000 f. now conclude that the product is safe 2 Aspartame a. Composed of 2 amino acids b. Individuals with PKU can not metabolize phenylalanine so all products with this sweetner have a label 3 MSG: sodium salt of glutamic acid Food sources: seaweed, beets, mushrooms, tomatoes, peas Additive forms: hydrolyzed soy protein; autolzed yeast extract, MSG Chinese Restaurant Syndrome: MSG is dangerous not true though 4 Sulfites Forms of the additive: sulfur dioxide, potassium metabisulfite, sodium metabisulfite, potassium bisulfite. a. Sulfites are primarily used for cosmetic reasons on ight-colored dried fruit. b. In wine they discourage bacterial growth c. Foods with 10ppm or more sulfites must be labeled 5 Nitrite Why is it added to meat? Flavor, preservative
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This note was uploaded on 03/31/2008 for the course FOOD SCI 120 taught by Professor Ingraham during the Spring '08 term at Wisconsin.

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Food Science 9 - Lecture 1 Controversial Food Additives Lesson 9 1 Saccharine a Discovered in 1878 as a preservative b Banned in 1906 under the

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