White, practically odourless crystals or crystalline powder.

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

  • Flavour enhancer - Improves the taste and/or aroma of foods

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

Country Status Matched Term
United States
Matching Terms Not Found
European Union
Approved Calcium diglutamate
Australia and New Zealand
Approved Calcium glutamate
Philippines
Approved Calcium Glutamate, Dl-L-
Austria
Approved Calcium diglutamate
Belgium
Approved Calcium diglutamate
Bulgaria
Approved Calcium diglutamate
Cyprus
Approved Calcium diglutamate
Czech Republic
Approved Calcium diglutamate
Denmark
Approved Calcium diglutamate
Estonia
Approved Calcium diglutamate
Finland
Approved Calcium diglutamate
France
Approved Calcium diglutamate
Germany
Approved Calcium diglutamate
Greece
Approved Calcium diglutamate
Hungary
Approved Calcium diglutamate
Ireland
Approved Calcium diglutamate
Italy
Approved Calcium diglutamate
Latvia
Approved Calcium diglutamate
Lithuania
Approved Calcium diglutamate
Luxembourg
Approved Calcium diglutamate
Malta
Approved Calcium diglutamate
Netherlands
Approved Calcium diglutamate
Poland
Approved Calcium diglutamate
Portugal
Approved Calcium diglutamate
Romania
Approved Calcium diglutamate
Slovakia
Approved Calcium diglutamate
Slovenia
Approved Calcium diglutamate
Spain
Approved Calcium diglutamate
Sweden
Approved Calcium diglutamate
United Kingdom
Approved Calcium diglutamate
Australia
Approved Calcium glutamate
New Zealand
Approved Calcium glutamate

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Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E623 - Calcium di-L-glutamate: From the Food Intolerance Network fact-sheet titled 'How to start failsafe eating: a step by step guide'.

Food Intolerance Network

Causes allergic reaction - yes

E623 - Calcium di-L-glutamate: Athmatics and aspirin sensitive people should avoid

Additive Alert

Halal - yes

E623 - Calcium di-L-glutamate: Suitable for vegetarian label on the package indicates the source of Calcium Glutamate is from vegetable protein or it has to be under Halal or kosher certification. In USA/Canada it is kosher certified and meet the Halal requirements. Calcium Glutamate can also be obtained from yeast. But if yeast is grown on pork media then it is Haram. It happened in Indonesia few years back when Monosodium Glutamate is produced using pork fat media to grow yeast by Ajinomonto Indonesia. As it was reported on our website.

Muslim Consumer Group

Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E623 - Calcium di-L-glutamate: Commercially prepared from molasses by bacterial fermentation. Also prepared from vegetable protein, such as gluten, or soy protein. Salt substitute, no known adverse effects, but possible problems for asthmatics and aspirin sensitive people.

MBM Foods

Contains soybeans - yes

E623 - Calcium di-L-glutamate: Commercially prepared from molasses by bacterial fermentation. Also prepared from vegetable protein, such as gluten, or soy protein. Salt substitute, no known adverse effects, but possible problems for asthmatics and aspirin sensitive people.

MBM Foods

Causes allergic reaction - yes

E623 - Calcium di-L-glutamate: NOT SAFE FOR BABIES . Hyperactivity, Asthma, Urticaria, Insomnia. As this substance is not suitable for babies under six months we suggest it would be advisable for pregnant and lactating mothers to avoid it also unless/until it is proven safe in these circumstances.

Angelfire-Food Intolerance, Allergies and Adverse Reactions

Calcium diglutamate
Calcium glutamate
CDG
calcium (2S)-2-aminopentanedioate
calcium 2-aminopentanedioate
calcium di-L-glutamate
calcium di-laevo-glutamate
calcium L-glutamate (1:2)
calcium laevo-glutamate (1:2)
laevo-glutamic acid calcium salt (2:1)
L-glutamic acid calcium salt (2:1)

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: 5996-22-5
  • EINECS Number: 227-838-1

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