|Praises, no criticism|
|Some praise, no criticism|
|Praises, some criticism|
|Criticism, some praise|
Note: Ratings are based on company record, including parent companies.
They are not a comment on the product itself.
|Outstanding Product Feature|
|Animal Ingredients Alert|
Dried Fruit & Nuts
|The Guide > Food & Drink > Baking & Cooking > Dried Fruit & Nuts|
This product type is likely to contain proprionates (additive numbers 280 - 283). Proprionates are commonly found in bread and bakery products. In small amounts they are not harmful but, as with other additives, the effects are dose related. Reactions can be anything from the usual range of food intolerance symptoms - migraine and headaches; gastro-intestinal symptoms. Propionates are one of the most difficult additives to avoid because their use is widespread and they are in a healthy food that is generally eaten every day. In less than one generation, many Australians have gone from eating none of this preservative to eating it every day of their lives. [Fedup]
- Avoid 280, 281, 282, 283.
- See the Chemical Maze app and book to instantly identify food additives with ease. Comprehensive food additive information at your fingertips. [The Chemical Maze]
- For food additives derived from animal products. [VNV]
- See safe food additive alternatives. [Fedup]
- See 'Which bread is best for you as bread makers refuse to scrap preservative?' article. [Courier Mail, March 11, 2012]
Excessive consumption of sugars can contribute to obesity and type II diabetes, weaken your immune systems and increase your risk of cancer. Find out more about how much is too much and the Glycaemic Index. [The Food Investigators]
- Use the FoodSwitch app to scan barcodes of packaged foods to find the fat, saturated fat, salt, and sugar content. Colour-coded, easy-to-interpret nutritional information for more than 28,500 products. [FoodSwitch]
Shellac as a fruit glaze (Information compiled by Aduki)