AO1.1 Identify and Questions.
For my research task I have chosen the question “Research the use of food additives in convenience food. Using a convenience food of your choice, carry out a comparative analysis with a homemade equivalent.” For me to investigate the question correctly I will need research a range of additives look at how they are use in convenience foods and develop a dish which is homemade and hopefully taste better. AO1.2 Assemble Relevant Information.
Types of Additives.
| Example of foods it’s in.
| Their uses.
| Used in bacon, sausages, cooked meats and pies.
| These are used to prevent decay and make food safe to eat for longer periods.
| Used in fats, such as cakes, biscuits, pastries.
| These are used to prevent fats and oils from becoming rancid.
| Used in sweets, yogurts, desserts, tinned peas and soups.
| These are used to add to colour to products.
| Used in ice cream, chocolate mousse, yogurts, crisps and soft drinks.
| These are used to add flavours to products.
| Flavour Enhancers.
| Used in readymade meals, cook-in sauces.
| These are used to give more intense flavours to foods.
| Used in salad dressing, mayonnaise and low fat spreads.
| These are used to mix water and oil together in a stable solution and to prevent separation.
| Used in many products, such as cook-in sauces and yogurts.
| These are similar to emulsifiers and are used to prevent separation.
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