Odourless, colourless or white crystals, or a white 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

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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 Guanylic acid
Australia and New Zealand
Not Permitted
Philippines
Approved Guanylic Acid, 5'-
Austria
Approved Guanylic acid
Belgium
Approved Guanylic acid
Bulgaria
Approved Guanylic acid
Cyprus
Approved Guanylic acid
Czech Republic
Approved Guanylic acid
Denmark
Approved Guanylic acid
Estonia
Approved Guanylic acid
Finland
Approved Guanylic acid
France
Approved Guanylic acid
Germany
Approved Guanylic acid
Greece
Approved Guanylic acid
Hungary
Approved Guanylic acid
Ireland
Approved Guanylic acid
Italy
Approved Guanylic acid
Latvia
Approved Guanylic acid
Lithuania
Approved Guanylic acid
Luxembourg
Approved Guanylic acid
Malta
Approved Guanylic acid
Netherlands
Approved Guanylic acid
Poland
Approved Guanylic acid
Portugal
Approved Guanylic acid
Romania
Approved Guanylic acid
Slovakia
Approved Guanylic acid
Slovenia
Approved Guanylic acid
Spain
Approved Guanylic acid
Sweden
Approved Guanylic acid
United Kingdom
Approved Guanylic acid
Australia
Not Permitted
New Zealand
Not Permitted

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Halal - maybe

E626 - Guanylic acid, 5’-: Guanylic Acid is nucleotide of RNA. Nucleotides are commercially obtained from Torula Yeast cells. Torula yeast is grown on alcohol in USA to obtain Nucleotide which mostly used in infant baby formula. In Europe if Torula yeast grown on sugar cane and Sodium Inosinate is obtained from it then it is Halal otherwise it is not Halal

Muslim Consumer Group

Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E626 - Guanylic acid, 5’-: Not listed for use in Australia. Guanylic acid is a natural acid, which is part of RNA, one of the genetic carrier molecules in the cell. It is thus part of all cells in all living organisms. Commercially prepared from yeast extract or sardines. Asthmatic people should avoid guanylic acid and guanylates. As guanylates are metabolised to purines, they should be avoided by people suffering from gout.

MBM Foods

Causes allergic reaction - yes

E626 - Guanylic acid, 5’-: Not listed for use in Australia. Guanylic acid is a natural acid, which is part of RNA, one of the genetic carrier molecules in the cell. It is thus part of all cells in all living organisms. Commercially prepared from yeast extract or sardines. Asthmatic people should avoid guanylic acid and guanylates. As guanylates are metabolised to purines, they should be avoided by people suffering from gout.

MBM Foods

Genetically engineered - yes

E626 - Guanylic acid, 5’-: Guanylic acid may be manufactured with the aid of genetically modified microorganisms. However, the commercial presence and prevalence of this process cannot be determined in individual cases.

GMO Compass

Causes allergic reaction - yes

E626 - Guanylic acid, 5’-: May trigger gout.

DFlock

Causes allergic reaction - yes

E626 - Guanylic acid, 5’-: May trigger gout.

Food Reactions - Food Intolerance, Allergy & Adverse Reactions

GMP
Guanosine-5'-Monophosphoric Acid
Guanylic Acid
[(2R,3S,4R,5R)-5-(2- amino-6-oxo-3H-purin-9-yl)-3,4-dihydroxyoxolan-2-yl]methyl dihydrogen phosphate
disodium guanylate
guanidine monophosphate
guanilic acid
guanosine 5'-monophosphate
guanosine 5'-monophosphoric acid
guanylic acid
5'-guanylic 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

Lists the U.S. CAS (Chemical Abstracts Service) registry number and EINECS (European INventory of Existing Commercial chemical Substances) numbers when known.

  • CAS Number: 85-32-5
  • EINECS Number: 201-598-8

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