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490: Propylene glycol

Synthetic product prepared from propylene from oil.

Function & characteristics:
Solvent for flavours and anti-oxidants.

Different products

Acceptable Daily Intake:
Up to 25 mg/kg bodyweight

Side effects:
It is metabolised to acetic and pyruvic acids, both are normal constituents of the body. High concentrations cause eczema, but not when used in foods.

Dietary restrictions:
490 can be used by all religious groups, vegans and vegetarians.

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