Carriers in the food industry help add some (for example, insoluble or volatile) additives to food. These are usually aqueous or oily solutions that contain small amounts of vegetable oils, alcohol or glycol. These substances are subsequently used to dissolve some additives and their subsequent application to food.
For example, flavorings are added on a carrier consisting of starch, cellulose or silica. Polyethylene glycol, in turn, is used as a carrier for non-caloric synthetic sweeteners.
What specific carriers are used in the food industry?
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In which foods can we find carriers?
- cakes (try our excellent Pavlova cake recipes )
- ice cream
- chocolate etc.
- nonalcoholic drinks
- alcoholic beverages
- instant meals
Are carriers in food safe for us?
Some studies show that certain types of carriers can have a negative effect on our digestive system and cause allergic reactions. For this reason, carriers should be used with caution and only within the specified limits set by laws and guidelines.