Fine yellowish-grey or pale greenish-yellow powder or granules having a slight odour resembling that of burnt sugar.

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

  • Colour - Adds or restores the colour 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 Ferrous gluconate
European Union
Approved Ferrous gluconate
Australia and New Zealand
Approved Ferrous gluconate
Philippines
Approved Ferrous gluconate
Austria
Approved Ferrous gluconate
Belgium
Approved Ferrous gluconate
Bulgaria
Approved Ferrous gluconate
Cyprus
Approved Ferrous gluconate
Czech Republic
Approved Ferrous gluconate
Denmark
Approved Ferrous gluconate
Estonia
Approved Ferrous gluconate
Finland
Approved Ferrous gluconate
France
Approved Ferrous gluconate
Germany
Approved Ferrous gluconate
Greece
Approved Ferrous gluconate
Hungary
Approved Ferrous gluconate
Ireland
Approved Ferrous gluconate
Italy
Approved Ferrous gluconate
Latvia
Approved Ferrous gluconate
Lithuania
Approved Ferrous gluconate
Luxembourg
Approved Ferrous gluconate
Malta
Approved Ferrous gluconate
Netherlands
Approved Ferrous gluconate
Poland
Approved Ferrous gluconate
Portugal
Approved Ferrous gluconate
Romania
Approved Ferrous gluconate
Slovakia
Approved Ferrous gluconate
Slovenia
Approved Ferrous gluconate
Spain
Approved Ferrous gluconate
Sweden
Approved Ferrous gluconate
United Kingdom
Approved Ferrous gluconate
Australia
Approved Ferrous gluconate
New Zealand
Approved Ferrous gluconate

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Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E579 - Ferrous gluconate: Diarrhoea, vomitting, gastrointestinal upsets. Research showed it causd tumours in mice. Regard with caution

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Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E579 - Ferrous gluconate: Diarrhoea, vomitting, gastrointestinal upsets. Research showed it causd tumours in mice. Regard with caution

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Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E579 - Ferrous gluconate: In small amounts it is safe but may cause gastrointestinal stress. Used in the treatment of iron deficiency anaemia. Restricted in the USA for colouring olives only as is known to cause death in children up to 24 months with only 1 - 2 grams!

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Aggravates food intolerances - maybe

E579 - Ferrous gluconate: Colour-retention agent; derived from iron and glucose; used in olives, iron supplements; safe in small amounts.

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Iron Gluconate
Gluconic acid iron salt
Iron (II) di-D-gluconate
Iron; (2R,3R,4S,5S)-2,3,4,5,6-pentahydroxyhexanoic acid

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: 299-29-6
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