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505: Ferro carbonate

It occurs as a natural mineral.

Function & characteristics:
Acidity regulator, but mainly used to fortify foods with iron.

Fortified foods and pharmaceutical preparations

Acceptable Daily Intake:
None determined

Side effects:
None known

Dietary restrictions:
None, 505 can be used by all religious groups, vegans and vegetarians.

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