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E523 : Aluminium-ammonium sulphate
Prepared from natural aluminium sulphate.
Function & Characteristics:
It is used as acid source in baking powder for bakery products, baked at high temperature. It also stabilises colours.
Industrial baking powder
Acceptable daily intake (ADI):
Up to 0,6 mg/kg bodyweight.
Aluminium inhibits the uptake of B-vitamins. It may also influence liver function in high concentrations. However with use of E523 the concentrations are too low.
None. E523 can be used by all religious groups, vegetarians and vegans.