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1503: Castor Oil

Natural oil extracted from the seeds of Ricinus communis (castor bean) .

Function & characteristics:
Castor oil is a flavour component as well as a solvent for flavours.

Flavoured sugar, lip products, etc.

Acceptable Daily intake:
Up to 0.7 mg/kg body weight.

Side effects:
None known when used in foods.

Dietary restrictions:
1503 can be used by all religious groups, vegetarians and vegans. is an initiative of Stichting Food-Info, The Netherlands

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