A fine usually white clay formed by the weathering of aluminous minerals (such as feldspar).
Function & Characteristics:
Used as anti-caking agent and carrier for aromas.
Instant coffee, milk powder, aromas. Main use, however, is in cosmetics and pharmaceutical preparations (antacid).
Acceptable daily intake (ADI):
None. E559 can be used by all religious groups, vegetarians and vegans.
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