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E904 : Shellac

Origin:
Natural polymer derived from certain species of lice from India .

Function & Characteristics:
Coating

Products:
Confectionary, fruits

Acceptable daily intake (ADI) :
None determined

Side effects:
None known.

Dietary restrictions:
None. E904 can be used by all religious groups and vegetarians. Vegans generally avoid the product as there are still lice in the raw product. These are eliminated during purification.

 



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