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E153: Carbon black

CI 77266, charcoal, Norit

Natural element, produced by burning vegetable matter.

Function & characteristics:
Black, water-insoluble colour. Also used as a filtration agent.

Many products, but limited use due to insolubility in water.

Daily intake:
None determined.

Side effects:
No side effects known in the concentrations used. Used medically as an anti-diarrhoeal agent.

Dietary restrictions:
None; E153 can be consumed by all religious groups, vegans and vegetarians.


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