If you think ingredients numbering is confusing or that food labels read like a chemistry text book, then you aren't alone. Speaking conspiratorially, perhaps they are meant to be - so as to confuse you. Speaking practically, it is hard to condense the complex world of chemicals - natural or synthetic - into a set of numbers. If you are the kind of person who doesn't like detail or you are simply looking for a quick ready reference, here is a simplified guide.
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