White-yellow to reddish splits of flattened almond-like grains with a strong vanilla smell.

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

  • Glazing agent - A substances that gives food a shiny appearance or provides a protective coating

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

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Derived from plant products - yes

906 - Benzoin gum: Natural polymer derived from trees from the genus Styrax from Southeast Asia . Formerly used as preservative in fats. At present only used as part of many flavours and essences. Found in many different products, but mainly in pharmaceutical and cosmetic preparations (perfumes, make-up).

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Biotechnology used in production - yes

906 - Benzoin gum: Natural polymer derived from trees from the genus Styrax from Southeast Asia . Formerly used as preservative in fats. At present only used as part of many flavours and essences. Found in many different products, but mainly in pharmaceutical and cosmetic preparations (perfumes, make-up).

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Benzoin gum sumatra
Styrax benzoin gum sumatra
Siam Benzoin gum
Siam Benzoin Laos
Styrax tonkinensis
Gum benzoin
Benzoe tonkinensis

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

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

  • CAS Number: 232-523-7
  • EINECS Number: 9000-05-9

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