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Ingredients Glossary

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We put quality ingredients, great care and attention to detail in every one of our delicious food products.

OUR GLOSSARY OF INGREDIENTS

Want to know the specifics on what's in our food? This glossary provides information about the ingredients in our most popular items in addition to our main ingredients—pork and other meats. These ingredients are added to enrich flavor, expand variety, and enhance food safety.

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Acacia GumAcacia Gum is a water-soluble gum obtained from several varieties of the acacia tree and is used as a thickener or coating.
AnnattoBixa orellana - Annatto is a yellowish-red dyestuff made from the pulp around the seeds of a tropical American tree.
Apo-CarotenalApo-carotenal is used to enhance the appearance of food products by producing a more desirable color.
Artificial ColorArtificial color is used to enhance the appearance of food products by producing a more desirable color.
Artificial FlavorArtificial flavor is a synthetic flavoring agent used to enhance flavor.
Ascorbic AcidAscorbic Acid, also known as Vitamin C, is used to extend shelf life.
Autolyzed YeastAutolyzed yeast is a processed yeast product used to enhance flavor by producing savory notes in meat products.
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