Nutrition and Food Essay

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Unit three: Use food and nutrition information to plan a healthy diet
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1a) What is meant by the term ‘food additives’?

A food additive there is three type e.g.

1. natural – they may be found as natural substances and also they can be extracted from one food to other.

2. Natural identical – this could be cheap or available in larger portions.

3. artificial – these are made synthetically and are not copied as natural substances.

1b) Complete the table below by identifying five examples of additives and describing what they do (what are their functions?).

|Additives |What they do |
|1. Antioxidants |This is added to bakery food, mayo, meat pies as well as soups. A |
| |popular antioxidant is vitamin C. |
|2. colours |The colours are just mostly used to attract people with the colour. |
| |But also it could be when the food lose they colour. |
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|3. emulsifiers |Emulsifiers are added to ingredient to help them mix together. |
| |Stabilisers it prevents stay together to while combined. |
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|4. flavour enhancers |People add this to make a better taste of flavour. |
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|5. sweeteners |This is added to make the ingredient sweet or sweeter. |
| |Saccharin are many times sweeter than sugar. |
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1c) Explain the benefits of food additives.

The food additives are for example
More food colours
More appealing flavours
And also maybe the food with more fat in it.

1d) Give a short explanation of the legislation relating to the use of additives.

2. Identify the nutritional…