Ammonia solution, also known as ammonium hydroxide, ammonia water, ammonical liquor, ammonia liquor, aqua ammonia, aqueous ammonia, or simply ammonia, is a solution of ammonia in water.

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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

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

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

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Contains egg or substances derived from eggs - yes

E527 - Ammonium hydroxide: Diluted household ammonia. Strong alkali used as acidity regulator. Also used for the production of caramel. Found in Egg and cocoa products, colours. Banned in Australia. Avoid it.

MBM Foods

Halal - yes

E527 - Ammonium hydroxide: Miscellaneous - Alkalis

Muslim Consumer Group

Banned in some countries - yes

E527 - Ammonium hydroxide: Diluted household ammonia. Strong alkali used as acidity regulator. Also used for the production of caramel. Found in Egg and cocoa products, colours. Banned in Australia. Avoid it.

MBM Foods

Contains egg or substances derived from eggs - yes

E527 - Ammonium hydroxide: Diluted household ammonia. Strong alkali used as acidity regulator. Also used for the production of caramel. Found in Egg and cocoa products, colours. Banned in Australia. Avoid it.

MBM Foods

Banned in some countries - yes

E527 - Ammonium hydroxide: Not permitted in Australia

Angelfire-Food Intolerance, Allergies and Adverse Reactions

Banned in some countries - yes

E527 - Ammonium hydroxide: Avoid it, banned in some countries.

Food Reactions - Food Intolerance, Allergy & Adverse Reactions

aqua ammonia
ammonia water
ammonical liquor,
aqueous ammonia
imply ammonia
Ammonia aqueous solution
Azanium hydroxide

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: 1336-21-6
  • EINECS Number: 215-647-6

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