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sulphite

(ˈsʌlfaɪt)
n
(Elements & Compounds) any salt or ester of sulphurous acid, containing the ions SO32– or HSO3 (hydrogen sulphite) or the groups –SO3 or –HSO3. The salts are usually soluble crystalline compounds
sulphitic adj
Translations

sulphite

, (US) sulfite
nSulfit nt

sulphite

[ˈsʌlfaɪt] nsolfito
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Because they contained undeclared sulfites. Consumers who have severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reactions if they consume this product.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Planetary scientists have found that large concentrations of sulfites and bisulfites in shallow lakes may have set the stage for synthesizing Earth's first life forms.
Sulfites enter the human body when sulfur dioxide (S[O.sub.2]), a product of industrial emissions, is inhaled, or they can be ingested as food preservatives (11).
A In the context of dried fruit, sulfur (or more specifically sulfur dioxide) is a type of inorganic salt (sulfites) often added to fruits, such as raisins, prunes, apricots, papaya, mango, apples, and peaches to preserve color, flavor, and freshness.
Austin, TX, July 10, 2015 --(PR.com)-- Bioo Scientific's MaxSignal[R] Sulfite Assay Kit, optimized for the screening of the sulfite preservative highly prevalent in food and beverage samples, is a convenient and robust system for the detection of total sulfites in multiple sample types.
Sulfur dioxide itself is a gas that readily dissolves in water, once dissolved it reacts with the water to form new compounds called sulfites as shown in the following reaction:
For people with sulfur sensitivities or asthma, sulfites can be problematic (if you want to avoid sulfites, try organic brands).
A: Sulfites are a group of sulfur-based compounds that occur naturally in many foods and may be added to some foods and pharmaceuticals as a preservative.
Must be made from organic grapes, but can include added sulfites (used as preservatives).
However, sulfites have been associated with adverse allergic and asthmatic reactions experienced by sulfite-hypersensitive individuals.
Sulfites and MSG (monosodium glutamate) can contribute to asthma attacks.
While trace amounts of sulfites occur naturally in wines during the fermentation process, most producers add more, later in the winemaking process, to prolong shelf life.