Food Additives E100 - E181

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Food Colors, Coloring Agents E100 - E181

Number Name Comments
E100Curcumin E 100 is of a orange-yellow color, derived from turmeric, a member of the ginger family
E101Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) yellow color, it's a vitamin!!!
E102Tartrazine yellow color, the HACSG* recommends to avoid it. People who suffer Asthma may also show an allergic reaction to it. Typical products are soft drinks
E104Quinoline yellow not permitted in Australia
E107Yellow 2G yellow color, commonly used, the HACSG* recommends to avoid it. Typical products are soft drinks, confectionary, cordials, pickles
E110Sunset yellow FCF yellow color, the HACSG* recommends to avoid it. Some people show allergic reactions to it (rashes, swelling, vomiting). Typical products are cordials, confectionary, packet soups
E120Cochineal, carminic acid red color, the HASCG* recommends to avoid it. Rarely used
E122Carmoisine red color, the HASCG* recommends to avoid it. Sensitive people and asthmatics may show allergic reactions to it. Typical products are confectionary, marzipan, jelly crystals
E123Amaranth purplish-red color, banned in the United States in 1976, still used in Australia. Avoid it! Typical products are cake mixes, fruit-flavoured fillings, jelly crystals
E124Brilliant scarlet 4R red color, the HACSG* recommends to avoid it. Asthmatics and people with aspirin sensitivity may show allergic reactions
E127Erythrosine red color, the HACSG* recommends to avoid it. Might increase thyroid hormone levels and lead to hyperthyroidism. Can cause sensitivity to light. Typical products are custard mix, biscuits, glace' cherries, canned cherries and strawberries
E128Red 2G not permitted in Australia
E129Allura red AC red color, may be an allergen in allergic skin conditions. Typical products are biscuits, cake mixes, fruit-flavoured fillings
E131Patent blue not permitted in Australia
E132Indigo carmine blue color, people with allergies should avoid it. May cause nausea, vomiting, high blood pressure, skin rashes, breathing problems and other allergic reactions. Typical products are confectionary, biscuits
E133Brilliant blue FCF blue color, the HACSG* recommends to avoid
E140Chlorophyll green to olive color, naturally part of man's diet
E141Copper complexes of chloropyll and chlorophyllins olive color, no adverse effects are known
E142Green S green color, seems safe in small quantities
E150Caramel dark brown color, the HACSG* recommends to avoid it. Typical products are oyster, soy, fruit and canned sauces, beer, whiskey, biscuits, pickles
E151Brilliant black BN black color, the HACSG* recommends to avoid it
E153Vegetable carbon black colour, banned in the United States
E154Brown FK not permitted in Australia
E155Chocolate brown HT brown colour, the HACSG* recommends to avoid it. Typical products are chocolate cake mixes
E160(a)Carotene, alpha-, beta-, gamma- orange-yellow colour, converts to vitamin A in the body
E160(b)Annatto (bixin, norbixin) peach colour, the HACSG* recommends to avoid it. Typical products are dairy products
E160(c)Capsanthin not permitted in Australia
E160(d)Lycopene not permitted in Australia
E160(e)Beta-apo-8'-carotenal orange color, no adverse effects are known
E160(f)Ethyl ester of beta-apo-8'-carotenic acid orange color, no adverse effects are known
E161Xanthophylls yellow color, unlikely to produce adverse effects
E161(g)Ethyl ester of beta-apo-8'-carotenic acid orange color, no adverse effects are known
E162Beet red, betanin purple color, no adverse effects are known
E163Anthocyanins violet color, seems safe
E170Calcium carbonate no adverse effects are known
E171Titanium dioxide white color, no adverse effects are known
E172Iron oxides seems safe
E173Aluminium not permitted in Australia
E174Silver not permitted in Australia
E175Gold not permitted in Australia
E180Pigment rubine not permitted in Australia
E181Tannic acid, tannins clarifying agent in alcoholic drinks
*Hyperactive Children's Support Group (HACSG), substance may cause allergic reactions



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