Carotenal, beta-apo-8’-:IN 160e

Natural colour, present in many plants. It is made commercially from carotene or isolated from plants.

Function & characteristics:
Dark red food colour, which is only soluble in oil.

Many different products.

Daily intake:
Up to 2.5 mg/kg body weight.

Side effects:
No side effects known in the concentrations used in foods. High concentrations will result in yellow discoloration of the skin. As E160e is a source of vitamin A, high concentrations will cause symptoms of vitamin A toxicity.

Dietary restrictions:
None; E160e can be consumed by all religious groups, vegans and vegetarians.

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