Alkannin is a natural dye that is obtained from the extracts of Alkanna tinctoria. The dye is used as a food coloring and in cosmetics.

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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

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

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

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Aggravates food intolerances - yes

103 - Alkanet: Linked to hyperactivity.

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Halal - no

103 - Alkanet: This is coloring E-Number but Halal only if the solvents are Halal. It is obtained from a plant.

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Alkannin
Alkanet root extract (alkannin)
alkanna tinctoria root extract (alkannin)
c.i. 75530
c.i. natural red 20
5,8- dihydroxy-2-(1-hydroxy-4-methylpent-3-enyl)naphthalene-1,4-dione
(-)-5,8-dihydroxy-6-(1-hydroxy-4-methyl-3-pentenyl)-1,4-naphthalene dione
dyer's alkanet extract (alkannin)
(-)-(1-hydroxy-3-isohexenyl) naphthazarine
orkanet extract (alkannin)

Collection of sources used to create this food additive summary.

Source
Codex Alimentarius
Food Standards Australia New Zealand
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: 23444-65-7

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