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E161b Lutein

Natural colour, present in many plants. Commercially prepared from grass, nettles or Tagetes species.

Function & characteristics:
Yellow food colour. Slightly soluble in water.

Rarely used. If used only in soups and alcoholic beverages.

Daily intake:
None determined.

Side effects :
No side effects known.

Dietary restrictions :
None, E161b can be consumed by all religious groups, vegans and vegetarians.



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