γ-Tocopherol is one of the chemical compounds that is considered vitamin E. As a food additive, it has E number E308.

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

  • Antioxidant - Protects a food from deterioration caused by oxidation

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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 Delta-tocopherol
Australia and New Zealand
Approved γ-Tocopherol
Philippines
Not Permitted
Austria
Approved Delta-tocopherol
Belgium
Approved Delta-tocopherol
Bulgaria
Approved Delta-tocopherol
Cyprus
Approved Delta-tocopherol
Czech Republic
Approved Delta-tocopherol
Denmark
Approved Delta-tocopherol
Estonia
Approved Delta-tocopherol
Finland
Approved Delta-tocopherol
France
Approved Delta-tocopherol
Germany
Approved Delta-tocopherol
Greece
Approved Delta-tocopherol
Hungary
Approved Delta-tocopherol
Ireland
Approved Delta-tocopherol
Italy
Approved Delta-tocopherol
Latvia
Approved Delta-tocopherol
Lithuania
Approved Delta-tocopherol
Luxembourg
Approved Delta-tocopherol
Malta
Approved Delta-tocopherol
Netherlands
Approved Delta-tocopherol
Poland
Approved Delta-tocopherol
Portugal
Approved Delta-tocopherol
Romania
Approved Delta-tocopherol
Slovakia
Approved Delta-tocopherol
Slovenia
Approved Delta-tocopherol
Spain
Approved Delta-tocopherol
Sweden
Approved Delta-tocopherol
United Kingdom
Approved Delta-tocopherol
Australia
Approved γ-Tocopherol
New Zealand
Approved γ-Tocopherol

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Synthetic substance - yes

E309 - Tocopherol, delta-, synthetic: Antioxidants- Vitamin E It is synthetic antioxidant.

Muslim Consumer Group

Derived from plant products - yes

E309 - Tocopherol, delta-, synthetic: Antioxidant. Found in many vegetable oils, including soy, wheat germ, rice germ, cottonseed, maize; works as an antioxidant for fatty acids and tissue fats, preventing vitamin A from oxidation; used in margarine and salad dressings.

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Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E309 - Tocopherol, delta-, synthetic: Recent studies indicate that large amounts of vitamin E may help reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer.

Angelfire-Food Intolerance, Allergies and Adverse Reactions

Genetically engineered - yes

E309 - Tocopherol, delta-, synthetic: Vitamin E or tocopherol from genetically modified plants (soy, maize, cotton) has to be declared. It is not necessary to declare an accidental, technically unavoidable admixing of GMO in primary products used to prepare foodstuffs up to a level of 0.9%.

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γ-Tocopherol
Delta-tocopherol
(2R)-2,8-dimethyl-2-[(4R,8R)-4,8,12-trimethyltridecyl]-3,4-dihydrochromen-6-ol

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: 16698-36-5

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