Many foods are fortified or supplemented with additives during the production process before they are sold to the public. Discover what fortification of food entails, what different additives are and why they are added to our food.
What food product must be fortified with Vitamins A and D by law?
What group of vitamins must be added back into flour due to being lost during processing?
B group vitamins
Any food can be fortified.
Which particular group of individuals needs to ensure they get enough foods fortified with Vitamin B12?
What is an artificial additive?
A substance found naturally in food, extracted from one food to be used in another.
A substance that is synthetically made that is not naturally found in any food product.
A substance that is a man-made copy of another substance found naturally in a food product.
What type of additive is used in a food to prevent ingredients separating?
An L number is a number given to an additive that has been approved as safe for consumption.
Some consumers may be worried about food additives due to which of the reasons below?
They make a food look more appealing.
They help to prevent foods from spoiling.
They have been linked to having carcinogenic properties in the body.
What type of food additive prevents foods from oxidising (going rancid)?
Food additives such as preservatives can improve the shelf life of a food product.