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E520 : Aluminium sulphate
Natural mineral, from which the commercial product is purified.
Function & Characteristics:
Aluminium sulphate is used to precipitate protein, for example during the beer brewing process. It also strengthens the structure of vegetables during processing.
Beer, pickled vegetables, proteins (deodorant, as anti-bacterial agent)
Acceptable daily intake (ADI) :
Aluminium inhibits the uptake of B-vitamins. It may also influence liver function in high concentrations. However with use of E520 the concentrations are too low.
None. E520 can be used by all religious groups, vegetarians and vegans.