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E162 Beetroot extract


Natural colour commercially prepared from beetroot. More details on the colour, see here.

Function & characteristics:
Red food colour.

Widely used, but the colour is rather unstable.

Daily intake:
None determined.

Side effects :
No side effects known. It is excreted unaltered in the urine.

Dietary restrictions :
None, E162 can be consumed by all religious groups, vegans and vegetarians.


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