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Ingredients guide : What is in our food ?

Welcome to the ingredient guide and food glossary of Food-Info.net. With this guide we would like to list all ingredients used in foods, to state their use and/or origin as well as the suitability for certain allergies, intolerances or religious groups. Whenever there is additional information available of Food-Info the appropriate link will be provided.

Not only ingredients will be listed on this list, but also other components that may be naturally present in foods, as well as general words that can be found on a food product label.

This list was started on February 28, 2008 and will be continuously updated. If you miss an ingredient or component in this list, please let us know and we will add the list.

For the E-numbers (additives) see the E-number section of the site (see menu above). All the E-numbers are listed in the tables below with their chemical/common name, but not listed under their E-number.

Whenever known we will add suitability of the ingredient for the most common allergies, intolerances or similar (nutritional) disorders. These data are an indication of use only, it is always possible that individual people react differently !
Whenever in doubt, always consult your doctor or a skilled dietician !


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Ingredient/Component Description Suitability (indication)
Palmitoyl-L-ascorbic acid A fat soluble form of ascorbic acid (vitamin C) and used as an antioxidant. See E304  
Pantothenic acid
See Vitamin B5
 
Paraffine, Vaseline See the E-number list: 905  
Patent Blue V A synthetic blue colour, see E131  
Pectin See the E-number list: E440  
Phosphatylated di-starch phosphate A modified starch and thickening agent, see E1413  
Phosphoric acid See the E-number list: E338  
Pigweed See amaranth grain  
Pimaracin See the E-number list: E235  
Polydextrose See the E-number list: E1200  
Polyglycerol esters of fatty acids See the E-number list: E475  
Polyglycerol polyricinoleate See the E-number list: E476  
Polyoxyethylene (40) stearate See the E-number list: E431  
Polyoxyethylene(8) stearate See the E-number list: 430  
Polyoxyethylene-20-sorbitan monolaurate See the E-number list: E432  
Polyoxyethylene-20-sorbitan mono-oleate See the E-number list: E433  
Polyoxyethylene-20-sorbitan monopalmitate See the E-number list: E434  
Polyoxyethylene-20-sorbitan monostearate See the E-number list: E435  
Polyoxyethylene-20-sorbitan tristearate See the E-number list: E436  
Polyphosphates See the E-number list: E452  
Polysaccharide Also known as large or complex sugars. The longest class of the carbohydrates. Consist of hundreds to several thousand monosaccharide units. Some consist of one type of monosaccharide only (starch), others are very complex (pectin). Many are used as thickening agents and are dietary fibres. Some are soluble, others are not, most have no taste.  
Polyvinylpyrrolidon See the E-number list: E1201  
Ponceau 4R See the E-number list: E124  
Potassium acetate See the E-number list: E261  
Potassium adipate See the E-number list: E357  
Potassium alginate A thickening agent, see alginic acid  
Potassium benzoate / Benzoic acid potassium salt See the E-number list: E212  
Potassium bromates (invalid number) See the E-number list: 924  
Potassium carbonate See the E-number list: E501  
Potassium citrates See the E-number list: E332  
Potassium chloride See the E-number list: E508  
Potassium ferrocyanide See the E-number list: E536  
Potassium gluconate See the E-number list: E577  
Potassium hydrogen sulphite See the E-number list: E228  
Potassium hydroxide See the E-number list: E525  
Potassium lactate See the E-number list: E326  
Potassium malate See the E-number list: E351  
Potassium metabisulphite See the E-number list: E224  
Potassium nitrate See the E-number list: E252  
Potassium nitrite See the E-number list: E249  
Potassium orthophosphates See the E-number list: E340  
Potassium persulphate See the E-number list: 922  
Potassium propionate See the E-number list: E283  
Potassium sodium L-(+)- tartrate See the E-number list: E337  
Potassium sorbate See the E-number list: E202  
Potassium sulphate See the E-number list: E515  
Potassium sulphite See the E-number list: 225  
Potato starch
See starch.

Preservative Preservatives are a class of additives used to prevent microbial spoilage of a product. The most widely used preservatives are salt, sugar and several acids, such as acetic (E260), lactic (E270), benzoic (E210) and sorbic acid (E200). As it is a class of additives, the individual products should be labelled by name and/or E-number.  
Propane See the E-number list: E944  
Propane-1, 2-diol alginate See the E-number list: E405  
Propionic acid See the E-number list: E280  
Propyl 4-hydrobenzoate See the E-number list: E216  
Propyl gallate See the E-number list: E310  
Propylene glycol See the E-number list: 1520  
Propylene glycol See the E-number list: 490  
Propyleneglycol esters of fatty acids See the E-number list: E477  
Pyridoxin
See Vitamin B6
 

 



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