Sodium Benzoate – Extends Shelf Life, Shortens Yours

Sodium Benzoate – Extends Shelf Life, Shortens Yours

Sodium Benzoate (E211) is a preservative used to prevent food from molding. This sounds like a good food safety measure, what with the long shelf life many groceries are expected to display. Pickles, salad dressings, fruit juices, and soft drinks … Continue reading

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Inside The Label, Cinco De Mayo Special: Dean’s Guacamole Dip

Inside The Label, Cinco De Mayo Special: Dean’s Guacamole Dip

Salutations, today is Cinco De Mayo. Originally a Mexican holiday commemorating a great military victory 150 years ago, it has come to symbolize, especially in the US, Mexican heritage day. A very important piece of that heritage is the scrumptious … Continue reading

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Nine Facts about Sodium Benzoate, a Preservative

Nine Facts about Sodium Benzoate, a Preservative

1. Sodium Benzoate (E211) is a preservative used to prevent food from molding. 2. It is especially used to preserve acidic foods and beverages such as pickles, salad dressings, fruit juices, and soft drinks. 3. An unfortunate side effect is … Continue reading

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