White, odourless, non-hygroscopic, heat-stable crystals. It has a sweetness approximately 60-80% that of sucrose.

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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
  • Humectant - A substance that helps prevent food from drying out
  • Sweetener - A substance which imparts a sweet taste to food for fewer kilojoules than sugar

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

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Meso-erythritol; tetrahydroxybutane; erythrite
Antierythrite
(R*,S*)-1,2,3,4-butane tetrol
Meso-butane-1,2,3,4-tetrol
Erythrite
(R*,S*)-tetrahydroxybutane

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
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: 149-32-6
  • EINECS Number: 205-737-3
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