The Following Dressing Industry Ingredients may not be clean label

Acetylated ester of mono- and diglycerides

An emulsifier –  composed of mixed esters of glycerin in which one or more of the hydroxyl groups of glycerin has been esterified by diacetyl tartaric acid and by fatty acids. The ingredient is prepared by the reaction… Read More

Calcium Disodium EDTA

Calcium disodium EDTA is often abbreviated as its group of acids, Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA). It is a polyamino carboxylic acid, colourless, and water-soluble solid.

Disodium Calcium EDTA

Disodium Calcium EDTA is a derivative of Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid – an acid which is used as a preservative and “chelating agent” (binds metals left in food from processing). Note: Disodium Calcium EDTA also promotes color retention.

Disodium Dihydrogen EDTA

Disodium Dihydrogen EDTA is a derivative of Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid – an acid which is used as a preservative.

EDTA (Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid)

EDTA is an acid which is used as a preservative and “chelating agent” (binds metals left in food from processing). When used in soft drinks containing ascorbic acid and sodium benzoate, EDTA mitigates formation of benzene. Note: EDTA also… Read More

Guar Gum

Guar gum is an ingredient used for thickening and stabilizing food and beverage products — made from guar beans. It is a free-flowing, off-white powder. Within food products, guar gum can be found in baked goods, dressings, jellies, and sauces in order… Read More

Margarine

Margarine is a butter substitute made from the combination of vegetable oils, water, and milk. Margarine is used as a cheaper alternative to dairy butter products. The FDA states that margarine contains at least 80% fat. It is… Read More

Propylene Glycol Alginate

Propylene Glycol Alginate is a synthetic stabilizer and defoaming agent in food production. It is used as a thickener derived from seaweed. It is used mostly in salad dressings and cream products like ice creams and custards.

Shortening

Shortening is a fat used in food preparation. Shortening is solid at room temperature ranging from brown to white. It is used to create a flakiness in the production of cakes, baked goods, and other pastries.