A substance added to food to enhance its flavor or appearance or to preserve it.
- High-fiber foods are thought to speed food through your intestines, thereby preventing your body from absorbing potentially carcinogenic food additives.
- Food additives are commonly used to extend the shelf life of meat products.
- Processed foods must meet labeling and food additive requirements.
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Syllabification: food ad·di·tive
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