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E 503: Ammonium carbonates

E503(i) Ammonium carbonate
E503(ii) Ammonium bicarbonate

Produced from ammonium sulphate and calcium carbonate, natural minerals.

Function & characteristics:
Acidity regulators, alkali, and rising agents

Many different products

Acceptable Daily Intake:
None determined

Side effects:
None known, except some gas formation in the stomach after ingestion.

Dietary restrictions:
None, E503 can be used by all religious groups, vegans and vegetarians.


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