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E536 : Potassium ferrocyanide

Prepared from hydrogen ferrocyanide and potassium hydroxide.

Function & Characteristics:
Used as anti-caking agent and to remove copper from red wine. Copper is used as a fungicide on grapes.


Acceptable daily intake (ADI):
Up to 25 mg/kg bodyweight

Side effects:
None in the concentrations used.

Dietary restrictions:
None. E536 can be used by all religious groups, vegetarians and vegans.


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