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E524 : Sodium hydroxide

Caustic soda

Origin:
Prepared from natural salt.

Function & Characteristics:
Strong alkali used as acidity regulator. Also used to enhance the industrial peeling of fruits, to blacken olives and in the preparation of caramel.

Products:
Many products, including bakery products, cocoa products, coffee creamer, black olives

Acceptable daily intake (ADI):
None determined

Side effects:
None known.

Dietary restrictions:
None. E524 can be used by all religious groups, vegetarians and vegans.

 



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