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E Numbers


E120
Carminic acid

Function: Colourant
Synonym:
Description: Cochineal; Carminic acid; is a natural, red, water soluble colourant. It is produced from female lice named coccus cacti
Origin:


E124
Poncau 4R

Function: Colourant
Synonym: Ponso 4R, Ponso brylantowe 4RC
Description: Cochineal Red A; Poncau 4R; is a water soluble, red, synthetic colourant (azo dye)
Origin:


E150 a-d
Plain caramel

Function: Colourant
Synonym: Caustic sulphite caramel, Ammonia caramel, Sulphite ammonia caramel
Description: Brown, water soluble colourants processed by controlled caramelisation of carbohydrates
Origin:


E155
Braun HAT

Function: Colourant
Synonym:
Description: Brown, water soluble colourant (azo dye)
Origin:


E160b
Anatto, Bixin, Norbixin

Function: Colourant
Synonym:
Description: Yellow-orange, water- or oil soluble colourants, processed from seed of Orleans shrub.
Origin:


E160c
Paprika extract, Capsanthin, Capsorubin

Function: Colourant
Synonym:
Description: Orange-red, oil soluble, colourants. (carotinoids)
Origin:


E170
Calciumcarbonates

Function: Acidity regulator
Synonym:
Description:
Origin: Calcium salt of carbon acid.


E200
Sorbic acid

Function: Preservative
Synonym:
Description:
Origin: Content of lingonberries


E202
Potassium sorbate

Function: Preservative
Synonym:
Description:
Origin: Potassium salt of sorbic acid


E210
Benzoic acid

Function: Preservative
Synonym:
Description:
Origin: Content of lingonberries


E211
Sodium benzoate

Function: Preservative
Synonym:
Description:
Origin: Sodium salt of benzoic acid


E235
Natamycin

Function: Preservative
Synonym:
Description: Macrocyclic antibiotmc
Origin: processed by Streptomyces natalensis


E250
Sodium nitrite

Function: Preservative
Synonym:
Description:
Origin: Sodium salt of nitrous acid


E252
Potassium nitrate

Function: Preservative
Synonym:
Description:
Origin: Potassium salt of nitric acid


E260
Acetic acid

Function: Acidity regulator
Synonym:
Description: Fruit acid
Origin: processed by fermentation of alcohol


E260ii
Sodium diacetate

Function: Acidity regulator
Synonym:
Description:
Origin: Sodium salt of acetic acid


E270
Lactic acid

Function: Acidity regulator
Synonym:
Description: Organic acid
Origin: important metabolite.


E300
Ascorbic acid

Function: Antioxidant
Synonym:
Description: Vitamin C, water soluble vitamin
Origin:


E301
Sodium ascorbate

Function: Antioxidant
Synonym:
Description:
Origin: Sodium salt of ascorbic acid


E316
Sodium erythorbate

Function: Antioxidant
Synonym:
Description: Sodium salt of erythorbic acid (epimer of ascorbic acid)
Origin:


E322
Lecithins

Function: Emulsifier
Synonym:
Description:
Origin: Accompanying ingredient in animal or vegetable fats/oils. Mainly produced from oil seeds.


E325
Sodium lactate

Function: Acidity regulator
Synonym:
Description:
Origin: Sodium salt of lactic acid


E330
Citric acid

Function: Acidity regulator
Synonym:
Description:
Origin: Fruit acid


E331
Sodium citrates

Function: Acidity regulator
Synonym:
Description:
Origin: Sodium salts of citric acid


E407
Carrageenan

Function: Thickener
Synonym:
Description: Polysaccharide-structured product
Origin: Processed from red seaweed


E407a
Processed eucheuma seewead

Function: Thickener
Synonym:
Description: semi-refined-carrageenan
Origin: produced from red seaweed


E410
Locust bean gum

Function: Thickener
Synonym:
Description:
Origin: Grinded seeds of Ceratonia siliqua


E412
Guar gum

Function: Thickener
Synonym:
Description:
Origin: Grinded seeds of Cyamopsis tetragonoloba


E415
Xanthan gum

Function: Thickener
Synonym:
Description:
Origin: Metabolite (polysaccharide) from bacteria Xanthomonas campestris


E450
Diphosphates

Function: Stabilizer
Synonym:
Description:
Origin: Sodium, potassium and calcium salts of diphosphoric acid.


E451
Triphosphates

Function: Stabilizer
Synonym: Tripolyphosphates
Description:
Origin: Sodium and potassium salts of trimeric phosphoric acid.


E452
Polyphosphates

Function: Stabilizer
Synonym:
Description:
Origin: Molten orthophosphates


E466
(Sodium) Carboxy methyl cellulose

Function: Thickener
Synonym:
Description:
Origin: Sodium salt of carboxy methylether of cellulose


E471
Mono- and diglycerids of fatty acids

Function: Emulsifier
Synonym:
Description: Esters of fatty acids
Origin: synthetic products


E472c
Citric acid esters of mono and diglycerids of fatty acids

Function: Emulsifier
Synonym:
Description:
Origin: Citric acid esters of fatty acids.


E500
Sodium carbonates

Function: Acidity regulator
Synonym:
Description:
Origin: Sodium salts of carbon acid.


E508
Potassium chloride

Function: Mineral nutrient
Synonym:
Description:
Origin: Substitute for Sodium chloride


E551
Siliziumdioxid

Function: Anti-caking agent
Synonym:
Description: Insoluble, inert, mineral
Origin:


E575
Glucono-delta-lactone

Function: Acidity regulator
Synonym:
Description: Inner ester of gluconic acid.
Origin: Naturally found in ripe fruits.


E621
Monosodum glutamate (MSG)

Function: Flavour enhancer
Synonym:
Description:
Origin: Sodium salt of glutamic acid, important metabolite.


E627
Disodium guanylate

Function: Flavour enhancer
Synonym: Disodium 5-Guanylate
Description:
Origin: Naturally found in meat and yeast.


E631
Dwuinozynian sodowy

Function: Flavour enhancer
Synonym: Disodium 5-Guanylate
Description:
Origin: Naturally found in meat and yeast.


E1422
Acetylated distarch adipate

Function: Thickener
Synonym:
Description:
Origin: Modified starch (cross-linked by adipic acid)


E1450
Starch sodium octenyl succinate

Function: Thickener
Synonym:
Description:
Origin: Modified starch (made by treating starch with n-Octenyl succinic anhydride)

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