Flavoxanthin:IN 161a

Origin:
Natural colour, present in many plants. Commercially prepared from buttercup (Ranunculus sp. ).

Function & characteristics:
Yellow food colour. Slightly soluble in water.

Products:
Rarely used. If used only in confectionary.

Daily intake:
Up to 5 mg/kg body weight.

Side effects :
No side effects known.

Dietary restrictions :
None, E161a can be consumed by all religious groups, vegans and vegetarians.


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