If you obsessively read ingredients lists, you might recognize some of these words. Ingredients, a new book by photographer Dwight Eschliman and writer Steve Ettlinger, seeks to demystify 75 common food additives, from acesulfame potassium to xanthan gum, by providing an easy-to-read encyclopedia of sorts on various food additives, their uses, and their history.
Learn and see more of what makes up your favorite foods here.
Images of additives from Ingredients: A Visual Exploration of 75 Additives & 25 Food Products. Courtesy of Dwight Eschliman/Regan Arts