Some foods may contain additives. These additives have a number of functions.
They may be used for :
⇒ Colouring – to make the food a different colour
⇒ Flavoring – to enhance the flavor of the food
⇒ Sweetener – to make the food sweeter
⇒ Preservative – to make the food last longer
⇒ Antioxidant – prevents reactions going on in the food that may make it go off.