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E501: Potassium carbonates

E501(i) Potassium carbonate
E501(ii) Potassium bicarbonate

Produced from potassiumchloride, a natural mineral.

Function & characteristics:
Acidity regulators, alkali, and rising agents

Many different products

Acceptable Daily Intake:
None determined

Side effects:
None known

Dietary restrictions:
None, E501 can be used by all religious groups, vegans and vegetarians.


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