E901 — пищевая добавка, антифламинг, глазирующий агент, стабилизатор: воск пчелиный, белый и желтый, beeswax, white and yellow (Е901)

Beeswax is a natural wax that is secreted by bees and used to build the honeycomb. After the honey is extracted, the honeycomb is collected and melted to produce beeswax. The wax can vary in colour, from white to brown, but predominately is yellow and is dependent on the pollen collected by the bees. In foods, it is used as a glazing agent, but has many commercial applications in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and the manufacture of candles.

Glazing agent, used to wax fruit, confectionary, chocolate, ice cream, snack food, slow release pills, etc. Occasionally causes allergic reactions when used in cosmetics.

Common Uses

Used in chewing gum, cocoa and chocolate products, coffee and coffee substitutes, hard and soft confectionary, glazing agent on fresh and frozen fruit, savoury snacks, coating for cheese, and food supplements.

 
 

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