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Additives ~ Food additives are substances intentionally added to manufactured food either directly or indirectly with a specific purpose.
1. to maintain or improve nutritional quality, 2. to maintain quality and freshness, 3. to aid in processing or preparation of food, 4. to make food more appealing. There are about 2,800 substances added to food for these uses but during processing, packaging and storage, up to 10,000 other compounds..
These approved substances are what we need to avoid eating as much as possible through a whole foods plants based diet.

Garam Masala: A North Indian blend of dry-roasted, ground spices, used to add heat to dishes. Typically it includes black pepper, cinnamon, cloves, coriander, cumin, cardamom, chilies, fennel, mace, nutmeg, and other spices.

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