Additives are a type of ingredient which is added to food for specific purposes. For example, to enhance the texture or appearance of food. Or to act as a preservative by preventing the growth of microorganisms.
Additives used in modern food processing all have a crucial role to play.
Without additives, many everyday and popular foods would cease to exist. Some foods would suffer from short shelf life, leading to significant wastage, while other foods might suffer from defects in appearance, texture, or taste.
The savory snack sector is no exception use, and require additives in some products.