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E551 : Silicium dioxide

Quartz, silica

Origin:
Produced from sand.

Function & Characteristics:
Used as anti-caking agent, to remove protein and yeast in beer and wine production and as anti-foaming agent.

Products:
Many dry products

Acceptable daily intake (ADI):
None determined

Side effects:
None known

Dietary restrictions:
None. E551 can be used by all religious groups, vegetarians and vegans.

 



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