The Following Dried Fruit Industry Ingredients may not be clean label

Coumarone-indene resin

Coumarone-indene resin is a synthetic coating used in food products. It is synthesized through coal-tar, and can be found on fruit as a coating.

Ethyl Formate

Ethyl Formate is a synthetic preservative formed from ethanol and formic acid. It is used to inhibit mold growth and as a fumigant in prepackaged snacks like nuts and cereals. It is also used as a flavoring additive in… Read More

Propylene Oxide

Propylene Oxide is used as a pasteurizing agent to treat nuts and spices. It has a chemical formula of CH3CHCH2O. It is used to treat nuts and prevent the spread of salmonella.


Sulfite is a synthetic preservative. It is a tan to white, odorless powder used as a preservative in the distillation of beverages and syrups.  It is most commonly found in canned fruits, dried fruits, and distilled beverages and… Read More

Sulfur Dioxide

Sulfur Dioxide is a non-nutritive additive used in sweeteners. It has a chemical formula of SO2. It the gas formed from the burning of sulfur and is added to preserve sweeteners. It is used as a color preservative… Read More