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518: Magnesium sulphate

Epsom salt

Origin:
Prepared from magnesium salts and sulphuric acid. Natural mineral.

Function & characteristics:
Nutritional supplement; enhances firmness in canned vegetables

Products:
Beer, food supplements, canned vegetables

Acceptable Daily Intake:
None determined

Side effects:
None known when used in foods, but it is a strong laxative.

Dietary restrictions:
All religious groups, vegans and vegetarians can use 518

 

 



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