Definitions for "SEQUESTRANT"
a substance that absorbs ions and prevents changes that would affect flavor, texture, and color of food; used for water softening.
A chemical compound capable of deactivating a metal ion (electrified particle) in solution by binding it in a form of a soluble and stable complex.
A chemical which holds metals in solution and helps prevent scaling. See Sequestering Agent.
An ingredient that releases itself or other ingredients slowly into a product over a period of time. Usually refers to preservatives, which have a "time-release" action in maintaining the color, consistency, and fragrance of a product.