Modified Food Starch
Modified Corn Starch
Red no 2
Benzoic acid is considered one of the safest food additives in use today and it is also considered the most effective additive against yeasts, mold and bacteria. With the exception of asthmatics and individuals with allergies or intolerances, there have been no side effects reported in the concentrations used. Because benzoic acid produces a sour taste, high concentrations are rarely used.
The recommended daily allowance for healthy individuals is 5 mg.
HOW IS IT USED?
Benzoic acid is used as a preservative against yeasts and bacteria in a long list of foods such as coffee extract, cooked pickled meat and pork; jam, jelly and marmalade; fruit juice, beverages and sherbet and syrups, sauces and tomato paste. It is also used as a preservative for fish.
Benzoic acid is used for medications, perfume and incense as well as dyes and plastics. It is also used for a wide variety of cosmetics and products such as shampoos, deodorants, lubricant/spermicides, baby wipes, dentifrices, sunscreens, lip balm, hair color, hair-loss treatments, shaving cream and hair spray.