What Is The Purpose Of The Oxygen Absorber In The Bean Snack Wrapper?
HealthReplies.com, I want to ask a few days ago I bought a bean snack and in it I found Oxygen absorber. What I want to ask is what is the purpose of the Oxygen absorber in the food wrapper? Please explain, thank you
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Oxygen absorber is usually often found in packaged food. This oxygen absorber contains a certain amount of iron powder and catalyst and serves to maintain the taste and freshness of food, extend the expiration time, reduce dependence with the use of preservatives and protect food from microorganisms or aerobic bacteria that can damage food.
The packaged food will naturally have residual oxygen in it, which can support the growth of microorganisms which can then damage food. For that now you do not need to worry about using oxygen absorbers in packaged foods because basically they do not harm the food you consume.
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