Synthesised from phenyl ether.
Function & characteristics:
White, water-insoluble powder used particularly against Penicillium fungi growing on citrus fruits, apples and pears. It slowly penetrates the peel and may be present in the fruit itself.
Citrus fruits, apples, pears.
Acceptable Daily Intake:
Up to 0.2 mg/kg body weight.
It is excreted unaltered by the kidneys without side effects.
None – phenylphenol can be consumed by all religious groups, vegans and vegetarians.
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