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Natural red food colour isolated from the insects Dactylopius coccus, living on different species of succulents. IN 120(i) is the pure colour, whereas IN 120(ii) is the crude extract.Function & characteristics: 
Red food colour. Very soluble in water.
Many products.
Daily intake:
Up to 5 mg/kg body weight.
Side effects:
No side effects in the concentrations used in foods. Increased hyperactivity has been reported in a few cases. Contact allergy is well known when used in cosmetics.
Dietary restrictions:
As it is extracted from insects, IN 120 cannot be consumed by vegans and vegetarians and neither by some religious groups.

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