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Ingredients guide : What is in our food ?
Welcome to the ingredient guide and food glossary of Food-Info.net. With this guide we would like to list all ingredients used in foods, to state their use and/or origin as well as the suitability for certain allergies, intolerances or religious groups. Whenever there is additional information available of Food-Info the appropriate link will be provided.
Not only ingredients will be listed on this list, but also other components that may be naturally present in foods, as well as general words that can be found on a food product label.
This list was started on February 28, 2008 and will be continuously updated. If you miss an ingredient or component in this list, please let us know and we will add the list.
For the E-numbers (additives) see the E-number section of the site (see menu above). All the E-numbers are listed in the tables below with their chemical/common name, but not listed under their E-number.
Whenever known we will add suitability of the ingredient for the most common allergies, intolerances or similar (nutritional) disorders. These data are an indication of use only, it is always possible that individual people react differently !
|Bees wax||See the E-number list: E901|
|Beetroot extract||See the E-number list: E162|
|Bell pepper (Paprika) extract||See the E-number list: E160c|
|Bentonite||See the E-number list: E558|
|Benzoic acid||See the E-number list: E210|
|Benzoylperoxide||See the E-number list: 928|
|Benzylated hydrocarbons||See the E-number list: 1501|
|Beta-apo-8'-carotenal||See the E-number list: E160e|
|Biphenyl||See the E-number list: E230|
|Bleached starch||A modified starch and thickening agent, see1403|
|Boric acid||See the E-number list: E284|
| Bread enhancer
|| A bread enhancer is a compound that enhances the structure, baking qualities or final quality of bread. A wide range of coumpunds are used, such as vitamin C, many types of fats and salts. Some prevent staling of bread, others improve the crumb structure. As it is a class of additives, the individual products should be labelled by name and/or E-number.
|Brilliant black BN||An artificial black colour, see E151|
|Brilliant Blue FCF||An artificial blue colour, see E133|
|Brown FK||An artificial brown colour, seeE154|
|Brown HT||An artificial brown colour, seeE155|
|Butane, isobutane||See the E-number list: E943|
|Butane-1,3-diol||See the E-number list: 1502|
|Butylated hydroxyanisole||See the E-number list: E320|
|Butylated hydroxytoluene||See the E-number list: E321|
|Butylhydroxinon||See the E-number list: 319|