Turmeric, 100 (ii), is a subclass of Curcumins (E100 ).

Turmeric (coded as E100 when used as a food additive), indicating how it is used as a food colouring (it normally gives food slightly yellow colour) is used to protect food products from sunlight.

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

  • Colour - Adds or restores the colour of a food

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

Country Status Matched Term
United States
Approved Turmeric
European Union
Approved
Australia and New Zealand
Approved Curcumin or turmeric
Philippines
Matching Terms Not Found
Japan
Unknown None
Austria
Approved
Belgium
Approved
Australia
Approved Curcumin or turmeric
New Zealand
Approved Curcumin or turmeric
Bulgaria
Approved
Cyprus
Approved
Czech Republic
Approved
Denmark
Approved
Estonia
Approved
Finland
Approved
France
Approved Curcuma
Germany
Approved
Greece
Approved
Hungary
Approved
Ireland
Approved
Italy
Approved
Latvia
Approved
Lithuania
Approved
Luxembourg
Approved
Malta
Approved
Netherlands
Approved
Poland
Approved
Portugal
Approved
Romania
Approved
Slovakia
Approved
Slovenia
Approved
Spain
Approved
Sweden
Approved
United Kingdom
Approved

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Halal - maybe

E100 - Curcumins: Color Halal only if they are 100% but in food industry they are not available 100% but made with fat based emulsifiers such as Polysorbate 80.

Muslim Consumer Group

Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E100 - Curcumins: Animal genes damage, possible risk to conception and cancer. JECFA still evaluating re reproductive toxicity.

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Collection of sources used to create this food additive summary.

Source
Codex Alimentarius
Food Standards Australia New Zealand
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.

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