Curcumins (E100) can be derived from a number or sources. E100 (i) - Curcumin; 100 (ii) - Turmeric.

Curcumin is brightly yellow colored and may be used as a food coloring.

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

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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.

Additive Alert

Curcumin
Turmeric
c.i. 75300
(1E,6E)-1,7-bis(4-hydroxy-3-methoxyphenyl)-1,6-heptadiene-3,5-dione
1,7-bis(4-hydroxy-3-methoxyphenyl)hepta-1,6-diene-3,5-dione
Natural yellow 3
(1E,6E)-1,7-bis(4-hydroxy-3-methoxyphenyl)hepta-1,6-diene-3,5-dione

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: 458-37-7
  • EINECS Number: 207-280-5
Supplier Country
Bronson and Jacobs PTY. Limited Bronson and Jacobs PTY. Limited
Australia
KF Specialty Ingredients KF Specialty Ingredients
Australia
Hawkins Watts Hawkins Watts
Australia and New Zealand

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