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By: John Rowlinson - Updated: 29 Nov 2010 | comments*Discuss
About Our Site

ExploreENumbers was formed to offer a unique reference point on e number information, dangers, benefits and advice.

Food additives, also known as 'E numbers', are in nearly all foods and drinks, and it helps to know something about them, to see if they are things to embrace or avoid. Written by people with knowledge in the field, ExploreENumbers can help to find a way around the maze that is E numbers.

E numbers play a variety of different roles, including antioxidants, colours, flavour enhancers and flavourings, preservatives and sweeteners. ExploreENumbers explains about the roles of E numbers and why it is sometimes important to have them in food. It also discusses the safety of some E numbers, and the potential side effects for some people.

Some people may wish to avoid E numbers, for example people who do not eat meat (vegetarians) or any animal products (vegans) or people who are on diets with religious restrictions. Other people believe that some E numbers affect children's behaviour, and so may wish to avoid food with those particular additives. ExploreENumbers can help with lists of E numbers to avoid in these situations, and hints and tips on how to avoid E numbers when shopping, cooking, eating in and eating out. Finally, the website provides a useful breakdown of E numbers within each classification.

Our concern was that there was no single UK resource for interesting features and practical advice on this subject.

Our features and articles are written by experts - who have experience, or a particular interest in this area.

Our Background

ExploreENumbers was founded by John Rowlinson, the founder of PtS.

John, through PtS, is involved in a number of ventures including software and property companies. A percentage of revenue from these activities goes towards funding ExploreENumbers and a number of similar sites.

Our focus is simply on having experts create the highest quality information possible that is widely read.

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