White or cream to light tan powder.

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

  • 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!

Country Status Matched Term
United States
Matching Terms Not Found
European Union
Approved Konjac
Australia and New Zealand
Not Permitted
Philippines
Approved Konjac flour
Austria
Approved Konjac
Belgium
Approved Konjac
Bulgaria
Approved Konjac
Cyprus
Approved Konjac
Czech Republic
Approved Konjac
Denmark
Approved Konjac
Estonia
Approved Konjac
Finland
Approved Konjac
France
Approved Konjac
Germany
Approved Konjac
Greece
Approved Konjac
Hungary
Approved Konjac
Ireland
Approved Konjac
Italy
Approved Konjac
Latvia
Approved Konjac
Lithuania
Approved Konjac
Luxembourg
Approved Konjac
Malta
Approved Konjac
Netherlands
Approved Konjac
Poland
Approved Konjac
Portugal
Approved Konjac
Romania
Approved Konjac
Slovakia
Approved Konjac
Slovenia
Approved Konjac
Spain
Approved Konjac
Sweden
Approved Konjac
United Kingdom
Approved Konjac
Australia
Not Permitted
New Zealand
Not Permitted

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Halal - yes

E425 - Konjac flour: A gum.

Muslim Consumer Group

Konjac
Konjac mannan
Konnyaku
Amorphophallus konjac
Konjac mannan
Konnyaku

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: 37220-17-0
  • EINECS Number: 253-404-6

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