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E920 : L-Cysteine

An essential amino acid, present in all protein (essential indicates that it is needed by the human body). Derived from proteins, including animal protein and hair.

Function & Characteristics:
Bread enhancer. It stabilises the structure of leavened bread.


Acceptable daily intake (ADI) :
None determined

Side effects:
None known.

Dietary restrictions:
None. E920 can be obtained from animal sources, including pork. It should thus be avoided by Muslims, Jews, Hindus and vegans. is an initiative of Stichting Food-Info, The Netherlands

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