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TEXTURE AGENT [1 record]

Record 1 2010-03-01


Subject field(s)
  • Food Additives

A food additive used to improve the appearance or feel of a food.


For instance, canned tomatoes, canned potatoes and canned apple slices tend to become soft and fall apart, unless the texturizer calcium chloride, for example, or its salts are added, which keep the product firm.

Key term(s)
  • texturiser
  • texturising agent


  • Additifs alimentaires

Substance naturelle ou d'origine chimique, qui permet ou facilite le maintien en équilibre de phases physiques hétérogènes présentes dans une préparation alimentaire.


Par leurs propriétés émulsifiantes et stabilisantes, ces additifs confèrent une onctuosité ou une gélification à une denrée alimentaire prête à l'emploi.


Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Aditivos alimentarios
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