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E173 Aluminium

CI 77000

Natural metal.

Function & characteristics:
Silver grey colour. Only used for surface coating.

Widely used

Acceptable Daily Intake:
none detrmined

Side effects :
No side effects known when used as additive. Daily intake of aluminium from other natural food sources is larger than intake as additive. High concentrations of aluminium cause several side effects in humans.

Dietary restrictions :
None, E173 can be consumed by all religious groups, vegans and vegetarians.

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