Tert-butylhydroquinone is a synthetic antioxidant that is most effective for most oils and fats, especially for vegetable oils. Tert-butylhydroquinone is a white powder-like crystal with a special odor. Tert-butylhydroquinone has a synergistic effect on other antioxidants and chelating agents, and the addition of citric acid can enhance its antioxidant activity. Tert-butylhydroquinone can be used in edible fats, fried foods, dried fish products, cookies, instant noodles, instant rice, canned dried fruits, bacon products, and it also has certain antibacterial effect.


Is TBHQ natural or artificial?

TBHQ is a synthetic antioxidant and preservative that is considered safe for use in food by most major organizations. It is found in many packaged foods, most fast food products, soft drinks, frozen fish products and some brands of soy milk. You can also find TBHQ in some paints, varnishes, lacquers, cosmetics, dyes and pet food.

Is TBHQ natural or artificial?

TBHQ does not cause harm to human body under normal dosage. However, high concentrations of TBHQ may cause abdominal discomfort such as nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and bloating, and may even inhibit the growth of liver cells. Therefore, the use of TBHQ requires special attention to the dosage. When buying it, you need to try to choose one that meets the health licensing standards to ensure safety.

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