Potassium carbonate, E501 (i), is a subclass of Potassium carbonates (E501 ).

Potassium carbonate is used in the production of soap and glass.

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

  • Acidity regulator - Regulates the acidity or alkalinity of a food
  • Stabiliser - A substance that maintains the uniform dispersal of substances in a food

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

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

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Halal - yes

E501 - Potassium carbonates: Miscellaneous - Acids and Salts: Carbonates

Muslim Consumer Group

Recommended for consumption by children - maybe

E501 - Potassium carbonates: Mineral salt, adjusting and modifying agent. Used as gastric antacid and to replenish electrolytes in the body, cocoa, confectionary, custard powder and as for 500. No known adverse effects.

MBM Foods

Recommended for consumption by children - maybe

E501 - Potassium carbonates: No known adverse effects.

Food Reactions - Food Intolerance, Allergy & Adverse Reactions

Potassium carbonates
Carbonate of potash
Carbonic acid potassium salt (1:2)
Dipotassium carbonate
Pearl ash
Salt of tartar

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: 584-08-7
  • EINECS Number: 209-529-3

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