Guide to Food Additives - J

Guide to Food Additives - J

Name Other Names Purpose SourcedFlo



Flowers used to make tea

Jasminum plant

Jamaican jerk spice

Jerk spice

Spice mixture used to wet marinade jerk or dried meat

Seasoning consisting of allspice, scotch bonnet, cloves, cinnamon, scallions, nutmeg, thyme, brown sugar, ginger, salt


Gynostemma pentaphyllum, five-leaf ginseng, miracle grass, fairy herb, gospel herb, poor man's ginseng

Used to make herbal tea, alcohol extract

Banned in European Union

Gynostemma pentaphyllum plant



Juniper berries are used as spice, flavoring gin, spirits, wine, brandy, liquor, beers and flavoring game

Some are edible and some are toxic, depending on the species

Juniperus communis plant