E123 — пищевая добавка, краситель Амарант, Amaranth (Е123)

Amaranth is a dark red to purple azo dye and usually comes as a trisodium salt. It is derived from the small herbaceous plant of the same name.

CI Acid Red 27, CI Food red 9. All child bearing women should avoid it as it could cause birth defects and foetal deaths. Can cause urticaria and liver problems possibly also cancer. It is used in dyeing and colour photography. Banned in Austria, Japan, Norway, Russia, Sweden, the USA in 1976, still used in Australia!

Common Uses

Used in soups, triffles, jelly, jams, gravy granules, ice-creams, and tinned fruit pie fillings.

 
 

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