Food additives are substances that, without constituting a food by themselves or possessing any nutritional value, are intentionally added to foods and beverages in minimal quantities with the aim of improving their freshness, taste, texture and appearance or facilitating or improving their preparation or conservation process.
These substances can be of natural or synthetic origin. They are intentionally added for a certain technological purpose in order to give the food characteristics that consumers usually identify with it.
Some of the most commonly used additives are colorants, flavorings, sweeteners, preservatives and enzymatic solutions. All of these are coded with the SIN International Numbering System in which each additive has a 3-digit code. The first digit indicates the group while the second and third digits serve to identify the additive itself.
List of Food Additives:
300-399 ANTIOXIDANTS AND ACIDITY REGULATORS
400-499 THICKENERS AND STABILIZERS
500-599 PH AND ACIDITY REGULATORS
600-699 FLAVOR INTENSIFIERS
900-999 OTHER CHEMICALS
At IMBAREX, a Peruvian company that specializes since 2000 in the development, production and elaboration of high quality natural colorants, we offer multiple alternatives of natural colorants according to color and application.
Our products like cochineal carmine, annatto, paprika oleoresin, and chlorophyll are produced following all the quality standards and international norms.
We also have offices in Lima, Mexico, Sao Paulo and Barcelona from where we supply more than 50 customers on all continents.
We have a vast experience in the development, consulting, sales and post-sales service of natural colorants. For more information about our products please contact one of our sales representatives at the following link.