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Top food additives: All

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Oct 21 2010
1 Water - 24646
2 Aluminium - color (silver) 23265
3 Gold - color (gold) 22786
4 Ethanol (alcohol) - 22206
5 Vitamin D (Calciferol) - 22196
6 Caffeine - stimulant 21601
7 Copper complexes of chlorophylls - color (green) 19580
8 Carbon dioxide - acidity regulator, propellant 18924
9 Iron - 18242
10 Alcohol - 15462
11 Acetic acid - acidity regulator 15063
12 Nitrogen - propellant 14031
13 Sodium hydroxide - mineral salt 14016
14 Sulfuric acid - acidity regulator 13929
15 Hydrochloric acid - acidity regulator 13507
16 Silver - color (silver) 12969
17 Sodium bicarbonate - mineral salt 12593
18 Quinoa oil - similar in composition and use to corn oil 12568
19 Chlorine - flour treatment agent 11711
20 Magnesium - 10868
21 Milk - 10735
22 Glycerol - 10632
23 Pomegranate seeds (though some consider these a fruit, not a spice) 10469
24 Cinnamon oil - used for flavoring. 10415
25 Helium - propellant 10399
26 Salt - 10268
27 Sugar - 9798
28 Nitrous oxide - propellant 9415
29 Ginger - 9393
30 Formaldehyde - preservative 9153
31 Tetrahydrocannabinol- flavor enhancer, potential anti carcinogen 8652
32 Gluten - 8440
33 Avocado oil - used a substitute for olive oil. Also used in cosmetics and skin care products. 8387
34 Calcium carbonates - color (white), anticaking agent, stabiliser 8350
35 Vitamin - 8252
36 Monosodium glutamate (MSG) - flavor enhancer 8166
37 Egg - 8059
38 Silicon dioxide - anti-caking agent 7867
39 Aspartame - artificial sweetener 7783
40 Phosphoric acid - food acid 7643
41 Magnesium sulfate - mineral salt, acidity regulator, firming agent 7414
42 Fat - 7202
43 Ginseng - 7186
44 Sodium carbonate - mineral salt 7128
45 Coriander seed oil - used medicinally. Also used as a flavoring agent in pharmaceutical and food industries. 7099
46 Vinegar - 6976
47 Gelatin/gelatine - Gelling agent, emulsifier 6885
48 Benzoic acid - preservative 6825
49 Vitamin K - 6766
50 Powdered Cellulose - anti-caking agent 6755
51 nicotinic acid (vitamin B<sub>3</sub>) - color retention agent 6739
52 Citric acid - food acid 6593
53 Green tea - 6467
54 Fructose - 6277
55 Turmeric - color (yellow and orange) 6241
56 Lactic acid - acidity regulator, preservative, antioxidant 6210
57 Saffron - color 6124
58 Chlorophylls and Chlorophyllins - color (green) 6122
59 Sulfur dioxide - preservative, antioxidant 6110
60 Manganese - 6048
61 Garlic - 5996
62 Olive oil - used in cooking - cosmetics - soaps and as a fuel for traditional oil lamps 5843
63 Argon - propellant 5729
64 Potassium nitrate - preservative, color fixative 5705
65 EDTA - Antioxidant, Chelating Agent 5485
66 Potassium chloride - mineral salt 5305
67 Wasabi - 5280
68 Legume - 5120
69 Lysine - 5068
70 Calcium chloride - mineral salt 4967
71 Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) 4912
72 Nutmeg - 4807
73 Borax - preservative 4738
74 Fenugreek - 4708
75 Thiamine (Vitamin B1) - 4682
76 Lemon juice - 4403
77 Oregano oil - contains thymol and carvacrol - making it a useful fungicide. Also used to treat digestive problems. [link] 4340
78 Cardamom - 4325
79 Echinacea - 4299
80 Ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) - antioxidant (water soluble) 4211
81 Vanilla (Vanilla planifolia) - 4157
82 Canola oil/Rapeseed oil, one of the most widely used cooking oils, from a (trademarked) cultivar of rapeseed. 4154
83 Amylases - flour treatment agent 4144
84 Caper (Capparis spinosa) 4144
85 Paraffins - glazing agent 4142
86 Sodium acetate - preservative, acidity regulator 4137
87 Titanium dioxide - color (white) 4125
88 Lecithins - antioxidant, Emulsifier 4084
89 Propylene glycol - humectant 4055
90 Pepper (black, white, and green) - 4028
91 Molybdenum - 3989
92 Potassium hydroxide - mineral salt 3988
93 Calcium hydroxide - mineral salt 3930
94 Boric acid - preservative 3874
95 Calcium oxide - mineral salt 3873
96 Acacia - 3860
97 Palm oil - the most widely produced tropical oil. Also used to make biofuel. 3854
98 Tamarind - 3819
99 Sucralose - artificial sweetener 3795
100 Magnesium hydroxide - mineral salt 3752
101 Lactose - 3702
102 Cumin - 3674
103 Glycine - flavor enhancer 3662
104 Vitamin B<sub>2</sub> (Riboflavin) - 3555
105 Formic acid - preservative 3499
106 Garam masala - 3473
107 Poppy seed - 3461
108 Ammonium chloride - mineral salt 3450
109 Magnesium oxide - anti-caking agent 3406
110 Tannins - color, emulsifier, stabiliser, thickener 3386
111 Butane - propellant 3377
112 Lavender (Lavandula spp.) 3327
113 Celery seed - 3301
114 Prune kernel oil - marketed as a gourmet cooking oil [link] 3290
115 Paprika extract - 3288
116 Sodium nitrate - preservative, color fixative 3274
117 Agar - thickener, vegetable gum, stabilizer, gelling agent 3239
118 Glutamic acid - flavor enhancer 3194
119 Pistachio oil - strongly flavored oil, particularly for use in salads. [link] 3186
120 Anise - 3168
121 Pectin - vegetable gum, emulsifier 3129
122 Jasmine - 3126
123 Xylitol - humectant, stabiliser 3110
124 Alfalfa - 3037
125 Maltodextrin - carbohydrate sweetener 2981
126 Chicory - 2906
127 Milk thistle (Silybum) - 2874
128 Coconut oil - a cooking oil, high in saturated fat - particularly used in baking and cosmetics. 2870
129 Leucine - flavor enhancer 2820
130 Raspberry (leaves) 2812
131 Sorbitol - humectant, emulsifier, sweetener 2786
132 Parsley (Petroselinum crispum) - 2780
133 Talc - anti-caking agent 2763
134 Sodium benzoate - preservative 2720
135 Magnesium chloride - mineral salt 2671
136 Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) - 2615
137 Horseradish - 2579
138 Pine seed oil - an expensive food oil, used in salads and as a condiment. [link] 2549
139 Choline salts and esters - emulsifier 2534
140 Inositol - 2511
141 Juniper berry oil - used as a flavor. Also used medicinally, including traditional medicine. 2508
142 Chalk - color (white), anticaking agent, stabiliser 2505
143 Iron oxides and hydroxides - color 2498
144 Egg white - 2474
145 Vitamin B<sub>5</sub> (Pantothenic acid) - 2463
146 Shellac - glazing agent 2428
147 Thyme - 2421
148 Margarine - 2417
149 Ammonium hydroxide - mineral salt 2367
150 Ammonium sulfate - mineral salt, improving agent 2359
151 Stearic acid - anti-caking agent 2346
152 Methionine - 2335
153 Kelp - 2324
154 Corn syrup - 2254
155 Mustard - 2252
156 Maltose - 2251
157 Caramel IV (Ammonia sulfite process) - color (brown and black) 2230
158 Lycopene - color 2192
159 Xanthan gum - thickener, vegetable gum, stabilizer 2179
160 Lard - 2165
161 Asafoetida - 2149
162 Allspice - 2139
163 Sumac - 2127
164 Benzoyl peroxide - flour treatment agent 2098
165 Bentonite - anti-caking agent 2095
166 Sodium nitrite - preservative, color fixative 2094
167 Baking powder - leavening agent; includes acid and base 2069
168 Calcium sulfate - flour treatment agent, mineral salt, sequestrant, improving agent, firming agent 2052
169 Malic acid - acidity regulator 2023
170 Mustard seed - 2001
171 Lipases - flavor enhancer 1990
172 Rocket (Arugula) 1983
173 Saccharin - artificial sweetener 1967
174 Tocopherol concentrate (natural) - antioxidant 1929
175 Carrageenan - thickener, vegetable gum, stabilizer, gelling agent, emulsifier 1910
176 L(+)-Tartaric acid - food acid 1905
177 Cochineal - color (red) 1886
178 Vitamin A (Retinol) - 1880
179 Potassium carbonate - mineral salt 1870
180 Egg yolk - 1867
181 Magnesium citrate - acidity regulator 1856
182 Dill (Anethum graveolens) - 1758
183 Chlorine dioxide - flour treatment agent 1708
184 Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus, C. flexuosus, and other species) - 1703
185 Inulin 1699
186 Lysozyme - preservative 1698
187 Bergamot - in Earl Grey tea 1686
188 Nicotinamide (vitamin B<sub>3</sub>) - color retention agent 1670
189 Curcumin - color (yellow and orange) 1654
190 carmines - color (red) 1654
191 Beeswax - glazing agent 1653
192 Sandalwood - color 1648
193 Grape seed oil - suitable for cooking at high temperatures. Also used as a salad oil, and in cosmetics. 1629
194 Mint (Mentha spp.) - 1621
195 Lutein - color 1609
196 Acesulfame potassium - artificial sweetener 1577
197 Aluminium sulfate - mineral salt 1569
198 Chives (Allium schoenoprasum) - 1569
199 Tarragon (Artemisia dracunculus) - 1565
200 Caraway - 1559
201 Sodium citrates - food acid 1558
202 Tartrazine - color (yellow and orange) (FDA: FD&C Yellow #5) 1545
203 Indigotine - color (blue) (FDA: FD&C Blue #2) 1515
204 Succinic acid - food acid 1509
205 Carotenes - color 1488
206 Calcium phosphates - mineral salt, anti-caking agent, firming agent 1465
207 Vitamin B<sub>6</sub> (Pyrodoxine) - 1445
208 Konjac - thickener, vegetable gum 1441
209 Beetroot red - color (red) 1422

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