Anthocyanins (E163) can be derived from a number or sources. E163 (ii) - Grape skin extract; E163 (iii) - Blackcurrant extract; 163 (iv) - Purple corn colour; 163 (v) - Red cabbage colour.

Anthocyanins occur in all tissues of higher plants, including leaves, stems, roots, flowers, and fruits. Anthoxanthins are their clear, white to yellow counterparts occurring in plants.

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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 Anthocyanins
Australia and New Zealand
Approved Anthocyanins or Grape skin extract or Blackcurrant extract
Philippines
Not Permitted
Japan
Unknown None
Austria
Approved Anthocyanins
Belgium
Approved Anthocyanins
Bulgaria
Approved Anthocyanins
Cyprus
Approved Anthocyanins
Czech Republic
Approved Anthocyanins
Denmark
Approved Anthocyanins
Estonia
Approved Anthocyanins
Finland
Approved Anthocyanins
France
Approved Anthocyanins
Germany
Approved Anthocyanins
Greece
Approved Anthocyanins
Hungary
Approved Anthocyanins
Ireland
Approved Anthocyanins
Italy
Approved Anthocyanins
Latvia
Approved Anthocyanins
Lithuania
Approved Anthocyanins
Luxembourg
Approved Anthocyanins
Malta
Approved Anthocyanins
Netherlands
Approved Anthocyanins
Poland
Approved Anthocyanins
Portugal
Approved Anthocyanins
Romania
Approved Anthocyanins
Slovakia
Approved Anthocyanins
Slovenia
Approved Anthocyanins
Spain
Approved Anthocyanins
Sweden
Approved Anthocyanins
United Kingdom
Approved Anthocyanins
Australia
Approved Anthocyanins or Grape skin extract or Blackcurrant extract
New Zealand
Approved Anthocyanins or Grape skin extract or Blackcurrant extract

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Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E163 - Anthocyanins: Asthmatics should avoid.

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Derived from plant products - yes

E163 - Anthocyanins: Anthocyanins are natural red, blue or violet plant pigments present in the cell sap of many flowers, fruits and vegetables. They may contain a wide range of compounds including anthocyanin, tartaric acid, tannins, sugars and minerals. Typical products include soft drinks, pickles, soups, dairy products, jelly, fruit desserts, sweets.

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Halal - yes

E163 - Anthocyanins: Color Anthocyanins is a water soluble pigment obtained from plants by extracting with water and it is a Halal color.

Muslim Consumer Group

Grape skin extract
Blackcurrant extract
Anthocyanins
Enocianina
Grape skin extract
Oenocyanin
Vitis vinifera skin extract

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: 11029-12-2
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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