Betanin, or Beetroot Red, is a red glycosidic food dye obtained from beets; its aglycone, obtained by hydrolyzing away the glucose molecule, is betanidin.

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

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Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E162 - Beet red: Unsuitable for infants and children due to sodium nitrate content.

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Halal - maybe

E162 - Beet red: Color Beetroot Red is a food dye extracted from beet or beet juice. Its Halal status is depend upon extracting chemicals and solvents used in its liquid form.

Muslim Consumer Group

Beetroot Red
Betanin
Beet powder
Beet red
Beta vulgaris
Betanine
[S-(R*,R*)-4-[2-[2- carboxy-5-( β-D-glucopyranosyloxy)-2,3-dihydro-6-hydroxy-1H-indol-1-yl)ethenyl]-2,3-dihydro-2,6-pyridine-dicarboxylic acid

Collection of sources used to create this food additive summary.

Source
Codex Alimentarius
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: 7659-95-2
  • EINECS Number: 231-628-5
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