Reddish brown to dark reddish brown powder or granules.

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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 Amaranth
Australia and New Zealand
Approved Amaranth
Philippines
Approved Amaranth
Japan
Unknown None
Austria
Approved Amaranth
Belgium
Approved Amaranth
Bulgaria
Approved Amaranth
Cyprus
Approved Amaranth
Czech Republic
Approved Amaranth
Denmark
Approved Amaranth
Estonia
Approved Amaranth
Finland
Approved Amaranth
France
Approved Amaranth
Germany
Approved Amaranth
Greece
Approved Amaranth
Hungary
Approved Amaranth
Ireland
Approved Amaranth
Italy
Approved Amaranth
Latvia
Approved Amaranth
Lithuania
Approved Amaranth
Luxembourg
Approved Amaranth
Malta
Approved Amaranth
Netherlands
Approved Amaranth
Poland
Approved Amaranth
Portugal
Approved Amaranth
Romania
Approved Amaranth
Slovakia
Approved Amaranth
Slovenia
Approved Amaranth
Spain
Approved Amaranth
Sweden
Approved Amaranth
United Kingdom
Approved Amaranth
Australia
Approved Amaranth
New Zealand
Approved Amaranth

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Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E123 - Amaranth: From the Food Intolerance Network fact-sheet titled 'How to start failsafe eating: a step by step guide'.

Food Intolerance Network

Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E123 - Amaranth: Suspected carcinogen, mutagen, linked to hyperactivity, asthma and eczema. Banned in USA (1976), Russia, Austria, Norway and others.

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Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E123 - Amaranth: Linked to hyperactivity.

Traditional Oven - Dangerous Food Additives

Causes allergic reaction - yes

E123 - Amaranth: May cause asthmatic and allergic reactions.

Traditional Oven - Dangerous Food Additives

Linked to cancer - yes

E123 - Amaranth: Has been linked to cancer.

Traditional Oven - Dangerous Food Additives

FD&C Red #2
CI (1975) No. 16185
CI Food Red 9
Naphtol Rot S
Acid red 27 (c.i. 16185 (Na))
Acid red 27 trisodium salt
Azorubin s (c.i. 16185 (Na))
c.i. 16185 (Na)
Food red 9
Trisodium (4E)-3-oxo-4-[(4-sulfonatonaphthalen-1-yl)hydrazinylidene]naphthalene-2,7-disulfonate
Trisodium 3-hydroxy-4-(4'-sulfonatonaphthyl azo) naphthalene-2,7-disulfonate

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: 915-67-3
  • EINECS Number: 213-022-2
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