Not a clean label ingredient
EDTA (Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid)Also known as: Disodium EDTA, ethylenedia mine-tetra acetic acid-chelating preservative, Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid, EDTA
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 promotes color retention.
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