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food additive

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(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
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or smaller) to prevent displacement of the bulking agent. Bulking procedure is an office-based procedure without the need for general or regional anesthesia.
Beans, corn and pulses are used in many recipes, as a bulking agent in soups and stews, and also dried and milled for flour.
* In contrast, insoluble fiber speeds up the removal of food and waste from the digestive system by acting as a bulking agent. It helps prevent constipation.
On the basis of end use, the market can be further segmented into; bulking agent, emulsifier, and thickening agent.
Therefore, it is advised to alleviate constipation by gradually increasing dietary fiber intake in the form of wholegrain cereals, beans and legumes, or using a dietary bulking agent such as psyllium husk.
Most of the functions of powdered sorbitol are similar to those of liquid sorbitol, and it is widely preferred as a coating agent and bulking agent in the manufacturing of confectioneries and bakery goods.
Our primary outcome was the overall success of the bulking agent. Failure of the bulking agent was defined either as a subjective return to their baseline level of incontinence or initiation of an alternative treatment for stress incontinence.
Dextranomer/hyaluronic acid (Solesta) is an injectable, biocompatible bulking agent which may be used for the treatment of fecal incontinence.
The Colorectal Unit (CRU) at Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre (WDGMC) has been using Permacol[TM] as a bulking agent for passive FI for the last five years.
In the cases of powders for injection or infusion obtained through a freeze-drying process, the use of bulking agent, such as mannitol, and/or a cryoprotector will be needed when the dose of drug substance(s) cannot ensure solely the formation of acceptable "cake."
It found caffeine was the most common bulking agent for heroin, in 81% of samples, while other substances commonly used were paracetamol, in 70% of batches, and other medicines such as diazepam, phenacetin and benzocaine.
Detectives unravelled Steven Kelly's drugs network after stopping a van filled with the huge batch of substances - used as a heroin bulking agent - on its way to Merseyside.