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MoonDragon's Nutrition Information

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Food additives have been used by mankind for centuries. Salt, sugar and vinegar were among the first and used to preserve foods. In the past 30 years, however, with the advent of processed foods, there has been a massive explosion in the chemical adulteration of foods with additives. Considerable controversy has been associated with the potential threats and possible benefits of food additives.

All additives have numbers (E numbers in Europe) so you can find out what they are. Some additives such as tartrazine (E102, a vivid yellow coloring) could trigger allergic reactions in people who suffer from asthma and eczema. It may also cause hyperactivity in certain children.

Most food additives are considered safe. However, some are known to be carcinogenic or toxic. Hyperactivity in children, allergies, asthma, and migraines are often associated with adverse reactions to food additives.


  • Acetic acid (Apple Cider Vinegar)
  • Acetone peroxide
  • Adipic acid
  • Agar
  • Alginate (propylene glycol alginate)
  • Alpha tocopherol (vitamin E)
  • Ammoniated glycyrrhizin
  • Amylases
  • Arabinogalactan (larch gum)
  • Artificial coloring
  • Artificial flavoring
  • Ascorbic acid (vitamin C)
  • Ascorbyl palmitate
  • Azodicarbonamide
  • Benzoyl peroxide
  • Beta carotene and vitamin A
  • brominated vegetable oil (BVO)
  • Butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA), butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT)
  • Caffeine
  • Calcium and sodium propionate
  • Calcium and sodium stearoyl lactylates and sodium stearol fumarate
  • Carrageenan
  • Casein
  • Chewing gum base
  • Chlorine (Cl2)
  • Chlorine dioxide (ClO2)
  • Citric acid (sodium citrate)
  • Corn syrup
  • Cyclamates
  • Cysteine
  • Dextrin
  • Dextrose (glucose)
  • Diethyl pyrocarbonate
  • Dimethylpolysiloxane (methyl silicone, methyl polysilicone)
  • Dioctyl sodium sulfosuccinate (DSS)
  • Disodium guanylate (GMP), disodium inosinate (IMP)
  • EDTA
  • Ergosterol
  • Ferrous gluconate
  • Fumaric acid
  • Furcelleran
  • Gelatin
  • Gluconic acid
  • Glycerin (glycerol)
  • Glycine (aminoacetic acid)
  • Guar gum
  • Gum arabic (acacia gum, gum senegal)
  • Gum ghatti
  • Gum guaiac
  • Hesperidin
  • Hydrolyzed vegetable protein (HVP)
  • Hydroxylated lecithin
  • Imitation beef and chicken flavors
  • Invert sugar
  • Karaya gum
  • Lactic acid (calcium lactate)
  • Lactose
  • Lecithin
  • Locust bean gum (Carob seed gum; St.John's bread)
  • Malic acid
  • Maltol, ethyl maltol
  • Mannitol
  • Meat tenderizer
  • Mono- and diglycerides and related substances
  • Monosodium glutamate (MSG)
  • Oxystearin
  • Parabens
  • Pectin
  • Polysorbate 60, 65, 80
  • Potassium bromate
  • Potassium iodide (KI), cuprous iodide (CuI), Potassium iodate (KIO3, Calcium Iodate (Ca[IO3]2)
  • Propyl gallate
  • Propylene glycol, propylene glycol mono- and diesters
  • Quillaia
  • Quinine
  • Saccharin
  • Silicates, silicon dioxide
  • Sodium benzoate (benzoate of soda, benzoic acid)
  • Sodium carboxymethylcellulose (CMC, cellulose gum) and related compounds
  • Sodium erythorbate
  • Sodium nitrate, sodium nitrite (NaNO3; NaNO2)
  • Sorbic acid (calcium, sodium, or potassium sorbate)
  • Sorbitan monostearate
  • Sorbitol
  • Stannous chloride (SnCl2)
  • Starch, modified starch
  • Stearyl citrate, isopropyl citrate
  • Succistearin
  • Sucrose
  • Sulfur dioxide (SO2), sodium bisulfate (NaHSO3)
  • Tannin, tannic acid
  • Tartaric acid
  • Textured vegetable protein (TVP), isolated soy protein
  • Thiodipropionic acid, dilauryl thiodipropionate
  • Tragacanth gum
  • Vanillin, ethyl vanillin, vanilla
  • Vegetable, Herbal, & Aromatherapy oils
  • Yellow prussiate of soda

  • MOONDRAGON'S FOOD ADDITIVE LINKS Food Safety Food Additives - CSPI'S Chemical Cuisine Food Safety Guide

    MoonDragon's Nutrition Information: Food Additives - Food Color Facts


  • Allergy Forum: Food Additives - What You Always Wanted To Know
  • FDA/CFSAN - Color Additives
  • FDA/CFSAN - Food Ingredients & Packaging
  • FDA/CFSAN - EAFUS: A Food Additive Database
  • Food Additives Guide
  • Food Additives - Kosher Living
  • Straightforward Food Additives Guide
  • Nutrition Data: Food Additives
  • U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA)


  • Eater's Digest, The Consumer's Factbook of Food Additives by Michael F. Jackson<
  • A Consumer's Dictionary of Food Additives by Ruth Winters
  • Food Additives: A Shopper's Guide To What's Safe & What's Not by Christine Farlow

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    Shea Nut Oil
    Soybean Oil
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    Sunflower Oil
    Tamanu Oil
    Vitamin E Oil
    Wheat Germ Oil


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