E127 — пищевая добавка, краситель эритрозин, Erythrosine (Е127)

Erythrosine is a cherry-pink to red synthetic coal tar dye. It is the disodium salt of 2,4,5,7-tetraiodofluorescein.

Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon. E127 can cause sensitivity to light and learning difficulties; can increase thyroid hormone levels and lead to hyperthyroidism, was shown to cause thyroid cancer in rats in a study in 1990. Is also used in printing inks, as a biological stain, and for extraction-photometric determination of K, Cd, Pb, Mn, Zn, Ag. It also serves as an adsorption and fluorescent indicator, a dental plaque disclosing agent and a radiopaque medium. It has been suggested that erythrosine may affect thyroid activity due the presence of iodine in the molecule which may be released upon degradation, and that erythrosine may be carcinogenic. Used as an ingredient to kill maggot lava and flies. Banned in January 1990, but not recalled by the US FDA; Banned in Norway.

Common Uses

Used in cake frosting, cake-decorating gels, lollies, canned fruit, tinned and glace cherries, custard mix, pate, stuffed olives, biscuits, and chocolate.

 
 

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