Colourless, odourless gas.

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

  • Antioxidant - Protects a food from deterioration caused by oxidation
  • Foaming agent - Facilitates the formation of foam in a liquid or solid food
  • Packaging gas - A gas added to a food container to protect food from problems such as oxidation or spoilage
  • Propellant - A gas which expels food from a container

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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
Approved Nitrous oxide
European Union
Approved Nitrous oxide
Australia and New Zealand
Approved Nitrous oxide
Afghanistan
Unknown None
Philippines
Approved Nitrous Oxide
Austria
Approved Nitrous oxide
Belgium
Approved Nitrous oxide
Bulgaria
Approved Nitrous oxide
Cyprus
Approved Nitrous oxide
Czech Republic
Approved Nitrous oxide
Denmark
Approved Nitrous oxide
Estonia
Approved Nitrous oxide
Finland
Approved Nitrous oxide
France
Approved Nitrous oxide
Germany
Approved Nitrous oxide
Greece
Approved Nitrous oxide
Hungary
Approved Nitrous oxide
Ireland
Approved Nitrous oxide
Italy
Approved Nitrous oxide
Latvia
Approved Nitrous oxide
Lithuania
Approved Nitrous oxide
Luxembourg
Approved Nitrous oxide
Malta
Approved Nitrous oxide
Netherlands
Approved Nitrous oxide
Poland
Approved Nitrous oxide
Portugal
Approved Nitrous oxide
Romania
Approved Nitrous oxide
Slovakia
Approved Nitrous oxide
Slovenia
Approved Nitrous oxide
Spain
Approved Nitrous oxide
Sweden
Approved Nitrous oxide
United Kingdom
Approved Nitrous oxide
Australia
Approved Nitrous oxide
New Zealand
Approved Nitrous oxide

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Halal - yes

E942 - Nitrous oxide: Laughing gas.

Muslim Consumer Group

Biotechnology used in production - yes

E942 - Nitrous oxide: Seems quite safe in small quantities. Used for bleaching flour and a whipping agent.

MBM Foods

Dinitrogen monoxide
Dinitrogen oxide
Factitious air
Hyponitrous acid anhydride
Laughing gas
Nitrogen hypoxide
Nitrogen monoxide
Nitrogen oxide

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: 10024-97-2
  • EINECS Number: 233-032-0

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