Preservative

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preservative

[pri′zər·vəd·iv]
(materials)
A chemical added to foodstuffs to prevent oxidation, fermentation, or other deterioration, usually by inhibiting the growth of bacteria.

Preservative

A substance that inhibits decay, infection, or attack by fungi and insects in timber.

preservative

1. A product, such as creosote, used to make wood waterproof or immune against attack by insects, etc.
2. A protective coating on a metal surface.
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Chromosome aberrations and sister chromatid exchanges in cultured human lymphocytes treated with sodium metabisulfite, a food preservative.
It has been commercially available since the late 1950s, and many countries permit its use as a food preservative in canned products, cheeses, and dairy spreads.
Chinese propionic acid market is characterized by growing demand in food preservatives and pharmaceuticals.
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antitrust law from 1979 to 1999 regarding sales of sorbic acid which is used as a food preservative.
The inhibitory compound could possibly serve as a food preservative, researchers indicated.
This natural food preservative, extracted from a vast, crown-owned mine near Krakow, was sometimes as costly as gold.
BHT is a food preservative which is widely used in most chewing gum products but has potential health risks attached.
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DMS is an important kind of synthetic spices and food additive, and it is used as food preservative.
PURAC lactic acid and lactates are applied in, amongst others, the food and pharmaceutical industries as a food preservative, mineral enricher, flavouring agent or pH regulator.
This Frost & Sullivan research service titled Chinese Food Preservatives Markets provides an overview of the national food preservative market size and structure as a whole, along with a complete analysis of key market segment, drivers, restraints, and trends that are affecting the growth of the food preservative market.