Glycerol esters of rosin (E445) can be derived from a number or sources. 445 (i) - Glycerol ester of gum rosin; 445 (ii) - Glycerol ester of tall oil rosin; 445 (iii) - Glycerol ester of wood rosin.

Glycerol ester of wood rosin, glyceryl abietate, or Ester gum is a food additive used as an emulsifier and stabiliser, to keep oils in suspension in water.

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

  • Emulsifier - An agent that forms or preserves a mixture of substances normally incapable of being mixed eg. oil and water
  • 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
Approved Glycerol ester of wood rosin
European Union
Approved Glycerol esters of wood rosins
Australia and New Zealand
Approved Glycerol esters of wood rosins
Philippines
Not Permitted
Austria
Approved Glycerol esters of wood rosins
Belgium
Approved Glycerol esters of wood rosins
Bulgaria
Approved Glycerol esters of wood rosins
Cyprus
Approved Glycerol esters of wood rosins
Czech Republic
Approved Glycerol esters of wood rosins
Denmark
Approved Glycerol esters of wood rosins
Estonia
Approved Glycerol esters of wood rosins
Finland
Approved Glycerol esters of wood rosins
France
Approved Glycerol esters of wood rosins
Germany
Approved Glycerol esters of wood rosins
Greece
Approved Glycerol esters of wood rosins
Hungary
Approved Glycerol esters of wood rosins
Ireland
Approved Glycerol esters of wood rosins
Italy
Approved Glycerol esters of wood rosins
Latvia
Approved Glycerol esters of wood rosins
Lithuania
Approved Glycerol esters of wood rosins
Luxembourg
Approved Glycerol esters of wood rosins
Malta
Approved Glycerol esters of wood rosins
Netherlands
Approved Glycerol esters of wood rosins
Poland
Approved Glycerol esters of wood rosins
Portugal
Approved Glycerol esters of wood rosins
Romania
Approved Glycerol esters of wood rosins
Slovakia
Approved Glycerol esters of wood rosins
Slovenia
Approved Glycerol esters of wood rosins
Spain
Approved Glycerol esters of wood rosins
Sweden
Approved Glycerol esters of wood rosins
United Kingdom
Approved Glycerol esters of wood rosins
Australia
Approved Glycerol esters of wood rosins
New Zealand
Approved Glycerol esters of wood rosins

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Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E445 - Glycerol esters of rosin: Headaches, high blood sugar levels, eye skin irritation in sensitive people.

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Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E445 - Glycerol esters of rosin: High intakes may upset the calcium/phosphate equilibrium, headaches, nausea, vomiting, dehydration, diarrhoea, thirst, dizziness and mental confusion.

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Causes allergic reaction - yes

E445 - Glycerol esters of rosin: Headaches, high blood sugar levels, eye skin irritation in sensitive people.

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Halal - yes

E445 - Glycerol esters of rosin: A emulsifier and stabilizer obtained from wood rosin of a tree.

Muslim Consumer Group

Halal - yes

445 (i) - Glycerol ester of gum rosin: A emulsifier and stabilizer obtained from wood rosin of a tree.

Muslim Consumer Group

Derived from plant products - yes

445 (i) - Glycerol ester of gum rosin: A emulsifier and stabilizer obtained from wood rosin of a tree.

Muslim Consumer Group

Halal - maybe

445 (ii) - Glycerol ester of tall oil rosin: A emulsifier and stabilizer obtained from wood rosin of a tree.

Muslim Consumer Group

Derived from plant products - yes

445 (ii) - Glycerol ester of tall oil rosin: A emulsifier and stabilizer obtained from wood rosin of a tree.

Muslim Consumer Group

Halal - maybe

445 (iii) - Glycerol ester of wood rosin: A emulsifier and stabilizer obtained from wood rosin of a tree.

Muslim Consumer Group

Derived from plant products - yes

445 (iii) - Glycerol ester of wood rosin: A emulsifier and stabilizer obtained from wood rosin of a tree.

Muslim Consumer Group

Glycerol esters of wood rosins
Ester Gum
Glyceryl Abietate
Glyceryl ester of wood rosin
Pinova ester gum
Rosin wood glycerol ester
Wood rosin glycerol ester

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
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: 8050-30-4

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