Butylated Hydroxyanisole (BHA)
Antioxidant for oils, cereals, dry foods and more
FAQs about Butylated Hydroxyanisole (BHA) for Food
What is butylated hydroxyanisole (bha)?
Butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA) is an ingredient with a creamy consistency and a yellowish or white color. It is an antioxidant used in the food industry as a preservative that protects color and odor by preventing the oxidation of fats. That is, it prevents the breakdown of fats by being in the presence of oxygen.
What is butylated hydroxyanisole used for?
This additive (E320) is the most effective antioxidant for food products such as fats, lards, vitamins, animal products, among others. Its main characteristic is to reduce the loss of taste, smell, color and nutrients from fats and oils. Plus, it doesn't degrade at high temperatures, making it perfect for baked and fried goods.
Where does butylated hydroxyanisole come from?
Generally this compound is a derivative of petroleum, which is approved by the FDA. However, we recommend that you consult the technical data sheets of our vendors since each manufacturer has its own unique process.
Is butylated hydroxyanisole vegan?
Being a compound that is derived from petroleum, we can affirm that it is suitable for vegans. However, at mySibi we recommend that you read the labels of each vendor before making your purchase, as some products may have some additives that are not considered vegan.
Is butylated hydroxytoluene safe?
According to the FDA, this product is safe for human consumption, as long as the recommendations given by them and the recommended amounts according to the type of product are followed. In the following link you can find more information about it.