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E 1105: Lysozyme

Origin:
An enzyme, that is a normal constituent of tears, saliva, blood and (human) milk. Commercially prepared from chicken eggs or by bacteria.

Function & characteristics:
Preservative; it degrades the cell wall of bacteria.

Products:
Infant nutrition, pharmaceutical preparations

Acceptable Daily Intake:
None determined

Side effects:
Lysozyme is a protein and all proteins may cause allergic reactions.

Dietary restrictions:
E1105 should be avoided by vegans.

 

 



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