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E 516: Calcium sulphate

Prepared from calcium salts and sulphuric acid. Natural mineral.

Function & characteristics:
Stabiliser, metal binding agent, nutrient for yeast in bread

many products, incl. pharmaceutical preparations

Acceptable Daily Intake:
None determined

Side effects:
None known when used in foods.

Dietary restrictions:
All religious groups, vegans and vegetarians can use E516


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