What is ADDITIVE?

Substances that preserve flavor or enhance the taste and appearance of the food. Oldest additives are salt, vinegar, sulfur dioxide; their number drastically increased in the 20th century. They may be naturally derived or synthetically produced. Additives are assigned with specific E numbers, that can be found on the food labels.

ADDITIVE: "Acetic acid is a food additive known as E260. "

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