E520 — пищевая добавка, регулятор кислотности, уплотнитель, сульфат алюминия, aluminium sulphate (Е520)

Natural mineral, from which the commercial product is purified. Aluminium sulphate is used to precipitate protein, for example during the beer brewing process. It also strengthens the structure of vegetables during processing. Found in Beer, pickled vegetables, proteins (deodorant, as anti-bacterial agent) Acceptable daily intake (ADI): None determined. Side effects: Aluminium inhibits the uptake of B-vitamins. It may also influence liver function in high concentrations. However with use of E520 the concentrations are too low.

Aluminium sulphate is produced by dissolving aluminum hydroxide in sulphuric acid, to produce a white crystalline solid that is soluble in water. It is mainly used to purify drinking water, and in waste water treatment plants. It is also used as a firming agent and acidity regulator in some foods.

Common Uses

Found in foods such as pickled vegetables, beer, and proteins.



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