Food Additives Quiz – 11


Q. Fruit pieces before processing are dipped into sugar syrup

  • To minimize the oxidative browning reactions
  • To prevent the losses of nutrients
  • To improve the flavor of fruits
  • To increase the shelf life of fruits

Answer: a

Fruit pieces are dipped in sugar syrup as they preserve the fruits and also prevent out from spoilage.

Q. First food processing industry was established in India

  • 1947
  • 1955
  • 1950
  • 1942

Answer: d

Ministry of Food Processing Industries/Founded 1988

Q. Formula for KMS

  • KS2O5
  • K2SO5
  • K2S5O5
  • K2S2O5

Answer: d

Potassium metabisulphite   K2S2O5 , also known as potassium pyrosulfite, is a white crystalline powder with a pungent odour. It is mainly used as an antioxidant or chemical sterilant. 

Q. Sodium bicarbonate is a

  • Caustic soda
  • Baking soda
  • Soda lime
  • None of the above

Answer: b

Baking soda has only one ingredient: sodium bicarbonate. Sodium bicarbonate is a base that reacts when it comes into contact with acids, like buttermilk, yogurt or vinegar. When making baked goods, this process is called “chemical leavening” because the trapped CO2 gas makes the dough or batter rise.

Q. To avoid spoilage of fatty substance, which of the following is used

  • Antinutritional factor
  • Antioxidant
  • Anti-caking agents
  • None of the above

Answer: b

Antioxidant: A food additive, which prolongs the shelf-life of foods by protecting against deterioration caused by oxidation.

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