Glucono delta-lactone (GDL) is a naturally-occurring food additive with the E number E575[3] used as a sequestrant, an acidifier, or a curing, pickling, or leavening agent.

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The function(s) performed by the food additive when used in cooking.

  • Acidity regulator - Regulates the acidity or alkalinity of a food
  • Raising agent - A substance which increases dough volume by producing gas
  • Sequestrant - A substance which controls the availability of a cation

Data according to various sources such as fao, fda, codex. Spot a mistake? Tell us!

Country Status Matched Term
United States
Approved Glucono delta-lactone
European Union
Approved Glucono delta-lactone
Australia and New Zealand
Approved Glucono δ-lactone or Glucono delta-lactone
Philippines
Approved Glucono delta-lactone
Austria
Approved Glucono delta-lactone
Belgium
Approved Glucono delta-lactone
Bulgaria
Approved Glucono delta-lactone
Cyprus
Approved Glucono delta-lactone
Czech Republic
Approved Glucono delta-lactone
Denmark
Approved Glucono delta-lactone
Estonia
Approved Glucono delta-lactone
Finland
Approved Glucono delta-lactone
France
Approved Glucono delta-lactone
Germany
Approved Glucono delta-lactone
Greece
Approved Glucono delta-lactone
Hungary
Approved Glucono delta-lactone
Ireland
Approved Glucono delta-lactone
Italy
Approved Glucono delta-lactone
Latvia
Approved Glucono delta-lactone
Lithuania
Approved Glucono delta-lactone
Luxembourg
Approved Glucono delta-lactone
Malta
Approved Glucono delta-lactone
Netherlands
Approved Glucono delta-lactone
Poland
Approved Glucono delta-lactone
Portugal
Approved Glucono delta-lactone
Romania
Approved Glucono delta-lactone
Slovakia
Approved Glucono delta-lactone
Slovenia
Approved Glucono delta-lactone
Spain
Approved Glucono delta-lactone
Sweden
Approved Glucono delta-lactone
United Kingdom
Approved Glucono delta-lactone
Australia
Approved Glucono δ-lactone or Glucono delta-lactone
New Zealand
Approved Glucono δ-lactone or Glucono delta-lactone

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Halal - yes

E575 - Glucono delta-lactone: Miscellaneous - other compounds

Muslim Consumer Group

Recommended for consumption by children - maybe

E575 - Glucono delta-lactone: No known adverse effects in food. Food acid, artificial sweetener base, acidity regulator. Made from glucose. Stops 'stone' formation during manufacture with milk and beer. Found in gluten free food, processed meat, cheese.

MBM Foods

Genetically engineered - yes

E575 - Glucono delta-lactone: One may obtain glucono-delta-lactone by subjecting gluconic acid to evaporation. Gluconic acid is produced from dextrose (glucose). The conversion of glucose to gluconic acid can be achieved with the aid of enzymes or by the fermentation with certain moulds. As with all products of starch saccharification, various applications of gene technology are possible. Raw material: maize starch may consist partly of genetically modified maize, especially if the raw materials are imported out of the USA or Argentina. In the EU, genetically modified maize is grown on a comparatively small area and nonetheless is not used as raw material for foodstuff. This may change in the case that the cultivation of GM maize increases in significance. Ingredients derived from several types of GM maize are approved in the EU. In the future also: starch from potato or wheat. Enzymes solubilise plant starch and metabolise it into compounds that are classified as ingredients and additives respectively. Several of these enzymes, such as amylases, glucose-isomerase and pullulanase (used in starch saccharification) are produced with the aid of GM microorganisms.

GMO Compass

Recommended for consumption by children - maybe

E575 - Glucono delta-lactone: No known adverse effects.

Food Reactions - Food Intolerance, Allergy & Adverse Reactions

Glucono δ-lactone
GDL
delta-Gluconolactone
Gluconolactone
Glucono-delta-lactone
D-gluconic acid delta-lactone
Glucono delta lactone
D-glucono-1,5-lactone
(3R,4S,5S,6R)-3,4,5- trihydroxy-6-(hydroxymethyl)oxan-2-one

Collection of sources used to create this food additive summary.

Source
Codex Alimentarius
Food Standards Australia New Zealand
JECFA (Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives)
UK Food Guide
UK Food Standards Agency
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Wikipedia

Lists the U.S. CAS (Chemical Abstracts Service) registry number and EINECS (European INventory of Existing Commercial chemical Substances) numbers when known.

  • CAS Number: 1335-57-5
  • EINECS Number: 202-016-5
Supplier Country
Bronson and Jacobs PTY. Limited Bronson and Jacobs PTY. Limited
Australia
Sherratt Ingredients Sherratt Ingredients
Australia
Hawkins Watts Hawkins Watts
Australia and New Zealand

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