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Define Antioxidants? - Chemistry

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Define antioxidants?

Define antioxidants and mention two examples.

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Solution 1

Antioxidant is a substance which when added to food retards or prevents the oxidative deterioration of food.

Examples:
BHA, BHT

Solution 2

Antioxidant: is a substance which when added to food, retards or prevents oxidative deterioration of food. Fats and oils are oxidized easily, turn rancid and becomes unpalatable

Concept: Chemicals in Food - Artificial Sweetening Agents and Food Preservatives
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