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Shopping – simple rule:
When you buy products low-processed without additions, you avoid eating such substances as glucose-fructose syrup, artificial flavours, carrageenan, stabilizers, thickeners, palm oil, preservatives.
E385 ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid, also known as EDTA. It is a colourless, water-soluble solid.
In foods EDTA is used to “fortify” grain-based products such as breakfast cereals and cereal bars. EDTA is also used in calcium and sodium compounds to preserve food and to promote the colour, texture, and flavour of food.
In manufacturing EDTA is used in calcium and sodium compounds to improve stability in pharmaceutical products, detergents, liquid soaps, shampoos, agricultural chemical sprays, oil emulsion devices, contact lens cleaners and cosmetics. It is also used in certain blood collection tubes used by medical laboratories.
Many pro-natural organizations recognizes it as dangerous and potentially carcinogenic. Defenders argue that if its use is not prohibited, it is safe. The truth, as usual, lies somewhere in the middle.
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