From aspartame to zinc, this handy ‘nutritionary’ will put all the additives, allergens, antioxidants, nutrients and functional ingredients at your fingertips.

Those ‘technical terms’ won’t be a puzzle anymore! Includes full list of additives with their code numbers and chemical names.

Cut through the confusing nutrition jargon with Catherine Saxelby’s handy pocket book Foodwatch A to Z.

This book will put all the technical nutrition terms, nutrients, antioxidants, allergens and functional ingredients at your fingertips.

You can quickly access all the additives (by code number and by chemical name), as well as quick definitions of technical terms such as flavonoids, BMI, electrolytes, glycaemic index (GI), sterols, omega-3 and probiotics.




– a handy summary of all vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, amino acids, fatty acids, sweeteners and fat substitutes

– all the FSANZ approved additives listed by BOTH their chemical name and their code number

– the latest guide to food allergy/sensitivity listing amines, MSG and glutamates, salicylates, colours and preservatives

– the top 120 websites on nutrition




‘Catherine Saxelby’s authoritative, thoroughly researched A to Z summarises everything you need to know. There’s nothing better.’

Professor Jennie Brand-Miller, Professor of Human Nutrition, School of Molecular and Microbial Biosciences, University of Sydney


‘An excellent resource for students and anyone interested in healthy eating’. 

Professor Andrew Sinclair, Professor of Food Science, Deakin University, Melbourne


Published by Hardie Grant 2002 with 2009 addendum 

Soft cover  192 p 

ISBN 1-74066-024-2



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