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E170 Calcium carbonate

E170(i) calcium carbonate
E170(ii) calcium hydrogen carbonate (CI 77220)

Natural white mineral.

Function & characteristics:
White colour for surface coating; anti-caking agent, filling agent (pharmaceuticals), stabiliser in canned fruit.

Widely used

Acceptable Daily Intake:
None determined

Side effects :
No side effects known.

Dietary restrictions :
None, E170 can be consumed by all religious groups, vegans and vegetarians.


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