firming agent


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firming agent

[′firm·iŋ ‚ā·jənt]
(food engineering)
A substance added prior to or during the processing of a foodstuff to protect and retain natural firmness.
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The facial was completed with some skin firming agent, eye cream and moisturiser and cup of Aveda's green tea.
The use of a firming agent for pickles is not needed if you use freshly picked, not fermented, pickles.
Contains anti-ageing antioxidants, a special firming agent and a hint of self-tan.
The additive is used as a firming agent in pre-packed peeled, sliced ready-to-eat carrots.
Sodium alginate is used as a firming agent for peeled, cut and pre-packed carrots ready for consumption.
It is used as a pigment in white paints, filler, food additive, soil conditioner, firming agent in foods, etc.
An example is sodium alginate (E 401), which is used as a firming agent for peeled, sliced, ready-to-eat, packaged carrots.