food additive

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food additive

n
(Cookery) any of various natural or synthetic substances, such as salt, monosodium glutamate, or citric acid, used in the commercial processing of food as preservatives, antioxidants, emulsifiers, etc, in order to preserve or add flavour, colour, or texture to processed food
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Noun1.food additive - an additive to food intended to improve its flavor or appearance or shelf-lifefood additive - an additive to food intended to improve its flavor or appearance or shelf-life
additive - something added to enhance food or gasoline or paint or medicine