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What is BHT? Food Additive Ingredients, Health, and Use

BHT is a common food additive in many processed foods. But what exactly is it? BHT stands for butylated hydroxytoluene. BHT is most commonly added to foods as an antioxidant, but it also has uses in the production of petroleum products, embalming fluid, and rubber. There have been certain claims that BHT can cause hyperactivity in children.

Disclaimer: While this food additive or ingredient may be currently acceptable according to the FDA standards, this may be subject to change in future. This article is for informational purposes only and does not condone the consumption of this substance. Excessive consumption may be dangerous.

by Susan White on Thu, 05/20/2010 - 14:06

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