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E127: Erythrosine

CI 45430

Origin:
Synthetic iodine-containing red dye.

Function & characteristics:
Red food colour. Very soluble in water.

Products:
Many products.

Daily intake:
Up to 0.1 mg/kg body weight.

Side effects:
Few side effects in the concentrations used in foods. Increased hyperactivity has been reported in a few cases, as well as a possible connection with mutagenicity. Erythrosine causes an increased photosensitivity in people with sensitivity to sunlight. In high concentrations erythrosine interferes with iodine metabolism. However, these concentrations cannot be reached through the consumption of food.

Dietary restrictions:
None; E127 can be consumed by all religious groups, vegans and vegetarians.

 

 



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