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E101: Riboflavin

E101 (i): Riboflavin
E101 (ii): Riboflavin- 5-Sodium Phosphate (sometimes referred to as E106)

Vitamin B2, lactoflavin

Natural colour present in many foods such as milk, eggs, liver and vegetables. Commercially prepared from yeasts. It is also manufactured synthetically.

Function & characteristics:
Yellow food colour. Not very soluble in water.

Many different products.

Daily intake:
Up to 0.5 mg/kg body weight.

Side effects:
No side effects known in the concentrations used in foods.

Dietary restrictions:
None; E101 can be consumed by all religious groups, vegans and vegetarians. Although it can be produced from milk, this is not done commercially. is an initiative of Stichting Food-Info, The Netherlands

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