Extracted primarily from natural substances, stabilizers, thickeners and gelling agents are approved direct additives incorporated into foods to provide structure, viscosity, stability and other qualities, such as maintaining existing color.
Agar, a product made from red algae, is the traditional gelling agent in many Asian desserts. Agar is a popular gelatin substitute in quick jelly powder mix and prepared dessert gels that can be stored at room temperature.
Seasonings include herbs and spices, which are themselves frequently referred to as “seasonings”. It is defined as an ingredient (such as a condiment, spice, or herb) added to food primarily for the savour that it imparts.