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E528 : Magnesium hydroxide

Prepared from natural minerals.

Function & Characteristics:
Strong alkali used as acidity regulator. Used in cheese to enhance rennet and stabilises the colour of vegetables during canning.

Cheese, canned vegetables

Acceptable daily intake (ADI):
None determined

Side effects:
Laxative in high concentration.

Dietary restrictions:
None. E528 can be used by all religious groups, vegetarians and vegans.


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