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E521 : Aluminium-sodium sulphate
Prepared from natural aluminium sulphate.
Function & Characteristics:
It strengthens the structure of vegetables during processing. It is used as acidity regulator and bleaching agent in flour.
Flour, cheese, confectionary
Acceptable daily intake (ADI):
Aluminium inhibits the uptake of B-vitamins. It may also influence liver function in high concentrations. However with use of E521 the concentrations are too low.
None. E521 can be used by all religious groups, vegetarians and vegans.