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The costs of food deterioration in terms of both money and health are rising. Fungi, bacteria, yeast, insects, and rodent contamination of food supplies continue to be a major public health concern. Chemical preservatives are effective but can be potentially fatal to human health in certain cases. As potent food preservatives, essential oils made from plants are a great alternative to synthetic preservatives. They also possess a variety of anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antioxidant effects. The use of artificial sweeteners in food products, which raises safety questions and health issues while also having reduced nutritional value, is another problem in the food industry. Because natural sweeteners are linked to a healthy lifestyle and have superior nutritional qualities, consumers today prefer them. This article goes through the issues with artificial sweeteners and preservatives and goes into great length about the many different essential oils and natural sweeteners that are much safer and healthier alternatives.


Food spoilage Health issues Preservative Processed food Sweetener

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Valliath, A. S., Johar, V., Mondal, R., Tejaswi , S., Das, P., & Saha, I. (2023). Application of natural preservatives and sweeteners in fruit products to reduce health risks - a review. Environment Conservation Journal, 24(4), 344–354.


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