Food additives. Whether it is necessary to be afraid of the letter “ E “?
“ What you to me put! Right there one “ E “! “ - once again I hear the indignant exclamation from one of my acquaintances. And then I have several minutes to read pass - lecture that such “ E “ and why many food do not may contain them not.
Let`s sneer? You come into a supermarket. As the fates decree or purposefully legs bring you into department where the freshest and natural fruit are offered you. Anticipating sourness in a mouth, you take a lemon in hand and notice which - that unusual: now to each of them the label is pasted. Someone with love supplied you with information on structure of a product without which the ordinary consumer is not able to live today at all!
Your eyes slide on a label. So … Water, fructose … And it that for nonsense? Regulators of acidity E300, E330, ... Your eyes are rounded, but continue to run on a label. E440 ? You are lost and look around. Then nevertheless you decide to read up a label up to the end.
Oh, horror! The peel is processed by E230 diphenyl causing skin rash! Having rummaged, it is possible to find out that its application is authorized, but it is limited. The diphenyl is used as preservative for processing of a peel of a citrus against a mold and fungi. In high doses causes internal bleeding and changes of bodies. Something perekhotetsya to you tea with a lemon …
Of course, the described situation will never be able to occur in life. At least only because all described ingredients with the code beginning the letter “ E “ (Europa) , are food additives . This term, of course, clearly defines a way of emergence them as a part of a product - by artificial addition in the course of production. Contain in pulp of a lemon identical to artificially added the lemon acid designated in system of coding E330 and ascorbic E300 acid , and in a peel - E440 pectins .
Several words about that, food additives are how dangerous. Negative attitude to them does not die away, and here that without addition of these substances the product will not have such necessary properties as an attractive look, rich, saturated taste, long period of storage (as in a case with diphenyl and a citrus), most often forget. Abstaining from long reasonings and comments about similar injustice, we will note only highlights.
1. Really, some from applied (applied, but forbidden nowadays) food additives under certain conditions constitute health hazard and even human lives. But this danger is insignificant owing to small quantities of additives in comparison with the doses constituting danger. And calculations of the experts who are giving a green light to application of additives are carried out with a large supply of durability, be sure.
2. The food additives forbidden by the state cannot and should not get on counters of grocery stores. If you have all - there are doubts apropos of “ E “ - structure of a product, address to society of consumer protection. Most quicker it can be made here.
3. And here it is necessary to wash the fruit acquired in shop anyway. So you will save yourself not only from hit in an organism, at least, of the substances which are not bringing benefit - preservatives, but also from pathogenic microorganisms which can probably contain on a thin skin of fruit in case preservatives for any reasons on it are absent.
Summarizing, we will remember several proverbs. What? Naturally, the first - “ Know when to stop! “ . It is possible to get poisoned in literal or figurative sense with any substance. And the second, perhaps, stiliziruy to a case: “ Are Not so terrible “ E “ as they are drawn “ . Bon appetit!