Nitrates and Nitrites in Food and Water (Ellis Horwood Series in Food Science and Technology)
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Nitrates and Nitrites in Food and Water (Ellis Horwood Series in Food Science and Technology) by Michael J. Hill

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Published by Chapman & Hall .
Written in English


  • Nutrition,
  • Food Biotechnology,
  • Health & Fitness,
  • Analysis,
  • Food,
  • Nitrates,
  • Nitrites,
  • Water,
  • Health/Fitness

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Open LibraryOL9671566M
ISBN 100442304676
ISBN 109780442304676

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Why are nitrates and nitrites added to food? Nitrates and nitrites can be found in many foods, including produce and meat. They are used in cured meat and jerky recipes as an antimicrobial food preservative and a food antioxidant to keep meats safe for consumption and to maintain their color, according to . Nitrates and nitrites are compounds that occur naturally in the human body and some foods, such as vegetables. Manufacturers also add them to processed foods, such as bacon, to preserve them and. Nitrate and nitrite are potentially dangerous substances which can have a detrimental effect on the ecological balance of rivers and lakes, and can cause harm to human health. This book puts into context the magnitude and complexity of the problems caused by nitrate and nitrite, and provides advice and information on ways to combat it. Note: Citations are based on reference standards. However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study. The specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied.

Jun 24,  · Look for organic food. Synthetic nitrates and nitrites are not allowed as preservatives in organic packaged foods and meats. Find out if your water is tainted with nitrates or nitrites by looking up your water utility in EWG’s Tap Water Database. If you drink well water, your local health department can help you find out if this is a problem. Vegetables such as beetroot, radish, lettuce and spinach have high levels of nitrate which can convert into nitrites. You will also find nitrates and consequently nitrites in carrots as well. One way to prevent nitrates from converting to nitrites is to drink orange juice and take in . From the IntroductionWith regard to nitrate and nitrite, the perceived hazards are to the ecological balance in rivers and lakes, and to human health. Increased nitrate levels in river water lead to increased growth of algae and consequent decrease in the level of biologically available oxygen (BAO). In extreme forms, the algae form unsightly blooms on the water surface, and the BAO level. Jan 20,  · To answer that question, you first need to understand how they're different. Nitrates and nitrites are both naturally occurring chemical compounds found in soil, water, plants, and even our own Author: Caroline Praderio.

Infants who consume formula or baby food made with nitrate-rich water risk developing blue-baby syndrome. According to research published in the July issue of "Environmental Health Perspectives," this syndrome can cause severe illness and even death, if it is not treated promptly. Foods Containing High Levels of Nitrates; Loading. Nitrates and Nitrites in Food and Water Make your own Notes in this book! CREATE ACCOUNT OR LOGIN () View Section, Front Matter. View Section, Table of Contents. View Section, Introduction. View Section, 1. Methods for the Analysis of Nitrate and Nitrite in Food and Water. View. Description. This section is from the book "A Treatise On Beverages or The Complete Practical Bottler", by Charles Herman available from Amazon: . Nitrites are putative intermediates in the 3e − bioactivation of nitrates, and since reduction of nitrites to NO is only a 1e − reduction, unsurprisingly, differences between the biological activity of nitrates and nitrites have been observed [].The chemical mechanism and biotransformation apparatus responsible for the reduction of neither nitrates nor nitrites is clearly defined.