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Natural polymer derived from trees from the genus Styrax from Southeast Asia .
Function & Characteristics:
Formerly used as preservative in fats. At present only used as part of many flavours and essences.
Many different products, but mainly in pharmaceutical and cosmetic preparations (perfumes, make-up).
Acceptable daily intake (ADI) :
None determined
Side effects:
None known, but it often contains benzoic acid.
Dietary restrictions:
None. 906 can be used by all religious groups, vegans and vegetarians.

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