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Sulphur Dioxide (220) the key to bright orange dried apricots

Dried apricots can be a delicious and healthy snack for children but did you know that preservative 220, or sulphur dioxide, is used to maintain their bright orange colour in the drying process?

Dried apricots, like many fruits when dried or preserved, tend to darken in colour and apparently we, as consumers, find that unappealing. We associate freshness with bright colours but the price we pay for that perception is a generous dollop of a preservative that is ‘ripe’ with health issues for children and asthmatics or anyone with an allergy to preservatives. Read More…

Sulphur dioxide is red flag for allergy sufferers

For some of us, it was a good news day when research indicated that a glass of red wine a day could be beneficial for health.

But for those of us allergic to food additive and preservative 220 (sulphur dioxide), even one glass of red wine can cause an exhausting list of potential side effects, from headaches and migraines to more serious outcomes like anaphylaxis, asthma and bronchitis. Read More…

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