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Definite facts of Sulphite agents

Post  bejoy on Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:23 pm

Sulfites or sulfite agents are an additive that discharges sulfur dioxide in the state of use. They have several purposes, which are antimicrobial agents, enzyme inhibitors, antioxidants, controlling enzymatic and non-enzymatic browning effects and also in the alteration of the structure and functional characteristics of proteins their major function acting is as an antioxidants in foods and beverages. Sulfite agents comprise sulfur dioxide and sulfite salts such as sodium/potassium metabisulfite and sodium, potassium and calcium bisulfite.

Different applications of sulphite agents

1. Food and drinks: A common exposure to sulphites takes place with a effect of consumption of many food and drink to which sulphites are been added, mainly for the reason of preservation. Moreover, sulphites are, made use to prevent the browning of foods as bleaching agents, dough conditioning agents, to prevent excess alkalinity, as food processing aids, colour stabilizers and antioxidants. Foods having sulphites include dried fruit and vegetables, fresh salads and meat and they are generally added in wine in particular in white wine and also beer.

2. Cosmetics and medicines: Sulphites are included in hair colours, creams and perfumes but also topical and parenteral medication and also local anaesthetics.

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