Origin:
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.
Products:
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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