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Chef’s first to forsake moreish ingredient (8)

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additive

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'ingredient' is the definition.
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(Other definitions for additive that I've seen before include "Something joined, to food say", "flavouring perhaps", "Produced by summing", "Supplement", "Flavour enhancer".)

I've seen this clue in Sydney Morning Herald.
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