Magnesium chloride (E511[8]) is an important coagulant used in the preparation of tofu from soy milk.

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

  • Firming agent - Helps maintain firmness of fruits and vegetables or interacts with gelling agents to strengthen food structure
  • 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 Magnesium chloride
European Union
Approved Magnesium chloride
Australia and New Zealand
Approved Magnesium chloride
Philippines
Approved Magnesium Chloride
Austria
Approved Magnesium chloride
Belgium
Approved Magnesium chloride
Bulgaria
Approved Magnesium chloride
Cyprus
Approved Magnesium chloride
Czech Republic
Approved Magnesium chloride
Denmark
Approved Magnesium chloride
Estonia
Approved Magnesium chloride
Finland
Approved Magnesium chloride
France
Approved Magnesium chloride
Germany
Approved Magnesium chloride
Greece
Approved Magnesium chloride
Hungary
Approved Magnesium chloride
Ireland
Approved Magnesium chloride
Italy
Approved Magnesium chloride
Latvia
Approved Magnesium chloride
Lithuania
Approved Magnesium chloride
Luxembourg
Approved Magnesium chloride
Malta
Approved Magnesium chloride
Netherlands
Approved Magnesium chloride
Poland
Approved Magnesium chloride
Portugal
Approved Magnesium chloride
Romania
Approved Magnesium chloride
Slovakia
Approved Magnesium chloride
Slovenia
Approved Magnesium chloride
Spain
Approved Magnesium chloride
Sweden
Approved Magnesium chloride
United Kingdom
Approved Magnesium chloride
Australia
Approved Magnesium chloride
New Zealand
Approved Magnesium chloride

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Derived from minerals - yes

E511 - Magnesium chloride: Magnesium is an essential mineral.

Angelfire-Food Intolerance, Allergies and Adverse Reactions

Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E511 - Magnesium chloride: Caused kidney damage in dogs so those with kidney damage may wish to avoid

Additive Alert

Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E511 - Magnesium chloride: Caused kidney damage in dogs so those with kidney damage may wish to avoid

Additive Alert

Halal - maybe

E511 - Magnesium chloride: Chemical

Muslim Consumer Group

Derived from minerals - yes

E511 - Magnesium chloride: Natural salt, part of sea salt and rock salt. Mineral salt, firming agent. Magnesium is an essential mineral. Used in foods and pharmaceuticals. Industrial grade not for human consumption. Can act as a laxative.

MBM Foods

Derived from minerals - yes

E511 - Magnesium chloride: Magnesium is an essential mineral.

Food Reactions - Food Intolerance, Allergy & Adverse Reactions

Magnogene
Magnesium chloride anhydrous

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: 7786-30-3
  • EINECS Number: 232-094-6
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