All we eat are chemical substancesFood companies

2022-06-01 02:19:47 By : Ms. Mavis Tang

The information on this page is intended for journalists, the press and the media.Click yes to get to the newsroom.If you click no, you will return to debater Mats-Eric Nilsson continues his crusade against the food industry in SvD.This time it is about the 2,100 EU-approved flavorings that can be used in food.Nilsson complains that food companies hide which flavorings they use and that they only need to write "flavorings" in the list of ingredients.Yes, he does not seem to like the use of flavorings, or chemicals as he calls them.Unclear why.Arguing for chemical-free food and drink is a common rhetorical move by critics of the food industry.But what is food if not chemical substances?An ordinary apple contains, for example, 14 e-numbers.But there is nothing against how many flavors there are in apples and other foods.Natural flavoring substances By flavoring substances are defined chemical substances with specific taste properties.Of those used by the food industry, many are natural flavoring substances, which are extracted directly from, for example, fruits and berries, or it may be flavoring substances that are produced by chemical means, but which are identical to the natural substances in their chemical structure.Mats-Eric Nilsson writes that it takes an impressive number of chemicals to bring together a single taste, for example 48 pieces to create the illusion of a strawberry.How many flavorings / chemicals does a real strawberry contain, which makes it taste just like strawberry?The old man's aroma DNA if you will.Chemical secrets Yes, it turns out that reality stands up quite well to the strawberry illusion.Acetone, Acetaldehyde, Hexyl acetate, Heptan-2-one, Diethoxymethane, Methoxy-4-vinylphenol, Eugenol are just a few examples from the infinitely long line of chemical secrets that the strawberry broods on.Substances that are used by companies, among other things, to give strawberries a taste of food.This illustrates well that all we eat are chemical substances as long as you take the time to analyze it.And it is always chemical substances that give taste and aroma.Print all flavorings in the ingredient list?Do not think so.The entire list of volatile compounds including flavorings that can be found in a strawberry: (Source: SIK)bD-glucopyranoside 25 2,5-Dimethyl-4-hydroxy-2H-furan-3-oneLivsmedelsföretagen is an industry and employer organization for the food industry in Sweden.We work to ensure that food companies in Sweden are characterized by high reputation and diversity and have good growth, profitability and competitiveness.When you choose to create an account and follow a newsroom, your personal information will be processed by us and the owner of the newsroom so that you can receive news and updates according to your monitoring settings.To read more about this, please read our Privacy Policy which concerns our processing of your personal data, and Privacy Policy for Contacts which concerns the processing of your personal data by the owner of the newsroom you follow.Please note that our Terms of Use apply to all our services.You can withdraw your consent at any time by unsubscribing or by deleting your account.Email sent to __email__.Click on the link in the email to follow Livsmedelsföretagen.