Tuesday, October 6, 2009

What are sulfites?

Sulfur-based preservatives, or sulfites, have been used around the world for centuries to:
  • Inhibit oxidation ("browning") of light-colored fruits and vegetables, such as dried apples and dehydrated potatoes
  • Prevent melanosis ("black spot") on shrimp and lobster
  • Discourage bacterial growth as wine ferments
  • "Condition" dough
  • Bleach food starches, such as corn starch
  • Maintain the stability and potency of some medications, such as Epi-Pen


  1. Thanks Marian, I'm hope to keep it current with more posts.