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preservative in Food topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpreservativepre‧ser‧va‧tive /prɪˈzɜːvətɪv $ -ɜːr-/ noun [countable, uncountable]  DFa chemical substance that is used to prevent things from decaying, for example food or wood food that contains no artificial preservatives
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preservativeThrow them out over Akron or Denver, who needs the artificial flavors and preservatives?The herrings and preservative had reacted together and produced a chemical which was poisonous to mink.It acts as a glucose preservative by inhibiting glycolysis.Her secret, she said, is all the preservatives in the junk foods she eats.The Growtray is a simple timber box, that is treated with non-toxic preservatives.The demand for food without preservatives is increasing.Paper cartons of milk and tomatoes, packaged without preservatives or additives, just like their steel counterparts, are already here.Apply a wood preservative that can be painted over or varnished afterwards.artificial preservativesFull of fruit with no artificial preservatives or colourings, they taste just like home-made jam.Some manufacturers are now producing juices with no artificial preservatives or added sugar - delicious and lower in calories too.