Light tan to white coarse to fine powder.

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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
  • 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
  • Stabiliser - A substance that maintains the uniform dispersal of substances in a food

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Data according to various sources such as fao, fda, codex. Spot a mistake? Tell us!

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

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Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E407a - Processed euchema seaweed (PES): Suspected carcinogen, linked to ulcerative colitus, damage to the immune system, concern about birth defects. New to standards - do not give to infants and young children.

Additive Alert

PES
PNG-carrageenan
Semi-refined carrageenan
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Chondrus crispus powder
Danish agar
Eucheuman
Furcellaran
Hypnean
Iridophycan
Irish moss gelose

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: 9000-07-1
  • EINECS Number: 232-524-2

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