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E160d: Lycopene

Natural colour, present in many yellow and red plants and fruits. Commercially isolated from tomatoes. See also the background file on lycopene.

Function & characteristics:
Dark red food colour.

Many different products.

Daily intake:
None determined.

Side effects:
None known.

Dietary restrictions:
None; E160d can be consumed by all religious groups, vegans and vegetarians.


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