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E160c: Capsicum (bell pepper) extract

Natural colour isolated from the bell pepper, Capsicum annuum . This mixture mainly contains capsacain and capsorubin.

Function & characteristics:
Dark red food colour as well as flavouring agent.

Many different products.

Daily intake:
None determined.

Side effects:
None known

Dietary restrictions:
None; E160c can be consumed by all religious groups, vegans and vegetarians.


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