White to yellowish brown filamentous, grainy, granular or powdered forms

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

  • Bulking agent - A filler substance that increases food bulk without increasing available energy value significantly
  • Carrier - A substance used to dissolve, dilute or disperse a food additive or nutrient without altering its function; typically to improve handling/application.
  • Emulsifier - An agent that forms or preserves a mixture of substances normally incapable of being mixed eg. oil and water
  • Foaming agent - Facilitates the formation of foam in a liquid or solid food
  • Gelling agent - Facilitates the formation of a gel to change food texture
  • Glazing agent - A substances that gives food a shiny appearance or provides a protective coating
  • Humectant - A substance that helps prevent food from drying out
  • Sequestrant - A substance which controls the availability of a cation
  • Stabiliser - A substance that maintains the uniform dispersal of substances in a food
  • Thickener - A substance that increases the viscosity of a food

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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
Approved Ammonium alginate
European Union
Approved Ammonium alginate
Australia and New Zealand
Approved Ammonium alginate
Philippines
Approved Ammonium alginate
Austria
Approved Ammonium alginate
Belgium
Approved Ammonium alginate
Bulgaria
Approved Ammonium alginate
Cyprus
Approved Ammonium alginate
Czech Republic
Approved Ammonium alginate
Denmark
Approved Ammonium alginate
Estonia
Approved Ammonium alginate
Finland
Approved Ammonium alginate
France
Approved Ammonium alginate
Germany
Approved Ammonium alginate
Greece
Approved Ammonium alginate
Hungary
Approved Ammonium alginate
Ireland
Approved Ammonium alginate
Italy
Approved Ammonium alginate
Latvia
Approved Ammonium alginate
Lithuania
Approved Ammonium alginate
Luxembourg
Approved Ammonium alginate
Malta
Approved Ammonium alginate
Netherlands
Approved Ammonium alginate
Poland
Approved Ammonium alginate
Portugal
Approved Ammonium alginate
Romania
Approved Ammonium alginate
Slovakia
Approved Ammonium alginate
Slovenia
Approved Ammonium alginate
Spain
Approved Ammonium alginate
Sweden
Approved Ammonium alginate
United Kingdom
Approved Ammonium alginate
Australia
Approved Ammonium alginate
New Zealand
Approved Ammonium alginate

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Halal - yes

E403 - Ammonium alginate: Emulsifiers and Stabilizers - Alginates

Muslim Consumer Group

Recommended for consumption by children - maybe

E403 - Ammonium alginate: Thickener and vegetable gum, derived from seaweed; used in custard mix, cordial, flavoured milk, ice blocks, thickened cream and yoghurt; in small quantities, large quantities can inhibit the absorption of some nutrients.

DFlock

Recommended for consumption by children - maybe

E403 - Ammonium alginate: No known adverse effects in small quantities. Large quantities can inhibit the absorption of some nutrients.

Angelfire-Food Intolerance, Allergies and Adverse Reactions

Alginic acid ammonium salt
Ammonium polymannurate
Analgine
Callatex
Digamon
Protomon
Superloid

Collection of sources used to create this food additive summary.

Source
Codex Alimentarius
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

Lists the U.S. CAS (Chemical Abstracts Service) registry number and EINECS (European INventory of Existing Commercial chemical Substances) numbers when known.

  • CAS Number: 9005-34-9

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