White, odourless, granular powder.

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

  • Antioxidant - Protects a food from deterioration caused by oxidation
  • Preservative - Helps protect against food deterioration caused by micro-organisms

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 Potassium sulfite
Philippines
Approved Potassium Sulphite
Czech Republic
Not Permitted
Luxembourg
Not Permitted
Austria
Not Permitted
Belgium
Not Permitted
Bulgaria
Not Permitted
Cyprus
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
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 Potassium sulfite
New Zealand
Approved Potassium sulfite

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Aggravates food intolerances - yes

225 - Potassium sulfite: From the Food Intolerance Network fact-sheet titled 'How to start failsafe eating: a step by step guide'.

Food Intolerance Network

Recommended for consumption by children - no

225 - Potassium sulfite: The HACSG recommends to avoid it. May cause allergic reactions in asthmatics, destroys vitamin B1.

Angelfire-Food Intolerance, Allergies and Adverse Reactions

Causes allergic reaction - yes

225 - Potassium sulfite: May cause asthmatic and allergic reactions.

Traditional Oven - Dangerous Food Additives

Ddipotassium sulfite
Sulfurous acid potassium salt (1:2)

Collection of sources used to create this food additive summary.

Source
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: 10117-38-1
  • EINECS Number: 233-321-1

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