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Sulphites

Similar term(s): sulfites.

Definition:

Sulphites are sulfur-based compounds that contain the SO32- anion. They are often used as food preservatives, especially in wines.

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Sulphites are also used as preservative additives in fish processing, namely to inhibit development of black spot in chill stored crustaceans such as shrimp.

Source: GreenFacts

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