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E290: Carbon dioxide

Normal natural gas. Part of air and produced by the metabolism of the body.

Function & characteristics:
Used in carbonated drinks for the sparkling effect. Also used in modified atmosphere packaging and propellant in gas containers.

carbonated drinks, prepacked foods, cream

Acceptable daily intake:
no limit

Side effects :
No side effects known from foods.

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

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