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Natural colour, present in many plants. Commercially prepared from buttercup (Ranunculus sp. ).
Function & characteristics:
Yellow food colour. Slightly soluble in water.
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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