food additive

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Functional substance that is normally neither consumed as a food itself nor is used as a food ingredient, but is intentionally added to food (usually in small quantities) to assist in its processing or to improve its certain characteristics such as aroma, color, consistency, taste, texture, packaging, and/or shelf life. Additives are not considered nutritional even if they have some nutritive value.

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The food additive the company tested on an unsuspecting control group had an immediate laxative effect and there were not enough toilets to accommodate the group.
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I didn't know there was a food additive put in the ingredients after it was made and that made me lose faith in the food itself.
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I was surprised when I looked at the label of the macaroni and cheese and it contained the food additive yellow dye number 5.
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