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It is a chemical maze: Food Additive List

180 Nutrition Food Additive List

Ever wondered what the difference is between E235 Natamycin and E102 Tartrazine? We did too, so we thought we would put this food additive list together with it’s possible side effects. If you want to find out more about a particular additive, simply click the link and it will take you to wikipedia.

INSAdditive NamePossible Side Effects
E100CurcuminProhibited in infant food. Limit intake if suffering liver disorder or gallstones.
E101RiboflavinProhibited in infant food.
E101aRiboflavin-5′-phosphateProhibited in infant food.
E102TartrazineKnown to provoke asthma attacks and urticaria (nettle rash) in children, headaches, insomnia; also linked to thyroid tumors, chromosomal damage, urticaria (hives) and hyperactivity; tartrazine sensitivity is also linked to aspirin sensitivity.
E104Quinoline YellowHyperactivity, asthma, may be toxic when combined with other additives.
E107Yellow 7GPeople who suffer Asthma may also show an allergic reaction to it; typical products are soft drinks; banned in Australia and USA.
E110Sunset Yellow FCFUrticaria (hives), rhinitis (runny nose), nasal congestion, allergies, hyperactivity, behavioural problems, vomiting, kidney tumors, chromosomal damage, abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting, indigestion, distaste for food; seen increased incidence of tumours in animals; banned in Norway.
E120CochinealDermatitis, asthma, prohibited in infant food.
E122AzorubineHyperactivity, behavioural problems, reactions in asthmatics and people allergic to aspirin; banned in Sweden, USA, Austria and Norway.
E123AmaranthAsthma, eczema and hyperactivity; it caused birth defects and foetal deaths in some animal tests, possibly also cancer; banned in the USA, Russia, Austria and Norway and other countries.
E124Ponceau 4RReactions in asthmatics and people allergic to aspirin; banned in USA & Norway, prohibited in infant food.
E127ErythrosineCan increase thyroid hormone levels and lead to hyperthyroidism, was shown to cause thyroid cancer in rats in a study in 1990; banned in
January 1990; banned in Norway.
E128Red 2GBanned in Australia and many other places except UK.
E129Allura Red ACConsidered not safe due to conflicting test results; allura red has also been connected with cancer in mice; banned in Denmark, Belgium, France, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, Austria and Norway.
E131Patent Blue VBanned in Australia, USA and Norway.
E132IndigotineMay cause nausea, asthma, hyperactivity, vomiting, high blood pressure, skin rashes, breathing problems and other allergic reactions. Banned in Norway.
E133Brilliant blue FCFSuspected neurotoxicity, hyperactivity, asthma.
E140ChlorophylisProhibited in infant food.
E141Copper complexes of chloropyll and chlorophyllinsProhibited in infant food.
E142Green SAsthma, insomnia, allergies, banned inSweden, USA and Norway
E150aCaramelGastro-intestinal problems, prohibited in infant food.
E150bCaustic sulphite caramelAsthma, may affect the liver, prohibited in infant food.
E150cAmmonia caramelAsthma, may affect the liver, prohibited in infant food.
E150dSulphite ammonia caramelAsthma, may affect the liver, prohibited in infant food.
E151Brilliant Black BNAsthma, possible carcinogen, prohibited in infant food.
E153Vegetable carbonPossible carcinogen, mildly toxic by skin contact.
E154Brown FKBanned in USA
E155Brown HTReactions in asthmatics and people allergic to aspirin; also known to induce skin sensitivity; banned in Denmark, Belgium, France, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, Austria, USA, Norway.
E160aCaroteneMay cause allergies, prohibited in infant food.
E160bAnnattoKnown to cause urticaria (nettle rash), prohibited in infant food.
E160cPaprika extractMay cause allergies, prohibited in infant food.
E160dLycopeneMay cause allergies, prohibited in infant food.
E160eBeta-apo-8′-carotenal (C 30)May cause allergies, prohibited in infant food.
E160fEthyl ester of beta-apo-8′-carotenic acid (C 30)No adverse effects are known.
E161bLuteinMay cause allergies, prohibited in infant food.
E161gCanthaxanthinMay cause allergies, prohibited in infant food.
E162Beetroot RedNo adverse effects are known, prohibited in infant food.
E163AnthocyaninsSeems safe, prohibited in infant food.
E170Calcium carbonateToxic at ‘high doses.’
E171Titanium dioxideSuspected reproductive toxicity, prohibited in infant food.
E172Iron oxides and hydroxidesPotentially toxic, prohibited in infant food.
E173AluminiumAggrevates lung and kidney disorders, prohibited in infant food.
E174SilverToxic in large doses, prohibited in infant food.
E175GoldToxic in large doses, prohibited in infant food.
E180Latolrubine BKNo adverse effects are known.
E181Tannic acidMay cause allergies, prohibited in infant food.
E200Sorbic acidBehavioural problems, asthma, prohibited in infant food.
E201Sodium sorbateHeadaches, skin irritations, digestive disorders, asthma, prohibited in infant food.
E202Potassium sorbateSkin irritations, digestive disorders, asthma, prohibited in infant food.
E203Calcium sorbateSkin irritations, digestive disorders, asthma, prohibited in infant food.
E210Benzoic acid, also known as flowers of benzoin, phenlycarboxylic acidReputed to cause neurological disorders and to react with sulphur bisulphite (222), shown to provoke hyperactivity in children; obtained from Benzoin, prohibited in infant food.
E211Sodium benzoateSkin irritations, digestive disorders, asthma, prohibited in infant food.
E212Potassium benzoatePeople with a history of allergies may show allergic reactions.
E213Calcium benzoatePeople with a history of allergies may show allergic reactions.
E214Ethyl p-hydroxybenzoateBanned in some countries.
E215Sodium ethyl p-hydroxybenzoateBanned in Australia.
E216Propyl p-hydroxybenzoatePossible contact allergen, prohibited in infant food.
E217Sodium propyl p-hydroxybenzoateBanned in some countries.
E218Methyl p-hydroxybenzoateAllergic reactions possible, mainly affecting the skin.
E219Sodium methyl p-hydroxybenzoateAsthma, eczema.
E220Sulphur dioxideCan provoke asthma attacks and difficult to metabolise for those with impaired kidney function, also destroys vitamin B1.
E221Sodium sulphiteDestroyes Vitamin B, asthma, prohibited in infant food.
E222Sodium hydrogen sulphiteCan provoke asthma attacks and difficult to metabolise for those with impaired kidney function, also destroys vitamin B1.
E223Sodium metabisulphiteCan provoke asthma attacks and difficult to metabolise for those with impaired kidney function, also destroys vitamin B1.
E224Potassium metabisulphiteCan provoke asthma attacks and difficult to metabolise for those with impaired kidney function, also destroys vitamin B1.
E225Potassium sulphiteCan provoke asthma attacks and difficult to metabolise for those with impaired kidney function, also destroys vitamin B1.
E226Calcium sulphiteBronchial problems, flushing, low blood pressure, tingling, and anaphylactic shock.
E227Calcium hydrogen sulphiteAllergy, Asthma, Digestive Disorders, Reduce Vitamin Absorbption.
E228Potassium hydrogen sulphiteCan provoke asthma attacks and difficult to metabolise for those with impaired kidney function, also destroys vitamin B1.
E230BiphenylHeadaches, intestine upset, skin disorders, prohibited in infant food.
E231Orthophenyl phenolHeadaches, intestine upset, skin disorders, prohibited in infant food.
E232Sodium orthophenyl phenolHeadaches, intestine upset, skin disorders, prohibited in infant food.
E233ThiabendazoleHeadaches, intestine upset, skin disorders, prohibited in infant food.
E234NisinNausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, prohibited in infant food.
E235NatamycinCan cause nausea, vomiting, anorexia, diarrhoea and skin irritation.
E236Formic acidAllergy, Cancer, Kidney Problems.
E237Sodium formateBanned in some countries.
E238Calcium formateBanned in some countries.
E239Hexamethylene tetramineBanned in some countries.
E249Potassium nitriteShortness of breath, dizziness and headaches; potential carcinogen; not permitted in foods for infant and young children
E250Sodium nitriteMay provoke hyperactivity and other adverse reactions, potentially carcinogenic, restricted in many countries.
E251Sodium nitrateMay provoke hyperactivity and other adverse reactions, potentially carcinogenic, restricted in many countries.
E252Potassium nitrateMay provoke hyperactivity and other adverse reactions; potentially carcinogenic; restricted in many countries.
E260Acetic acidRespiratory problems
E261Potassium acetateAvoided by people with impaired kidney function.
E262Sodium acetateAviod if sensitive to vinagar.
E263Calcium acetateAviod if sensitive to vinagar.
E264Ammonium acetateNausea and vomiting.
E270Lactic acidDifficult for babies to metabolise.
E280Propionic acidHeadaches, migranes, skin disorders, liver toxicity
E281Sodium propionateMay be linked to migraines.
E282Calcium propionateMay be linked to migraines.
E283Potassium propionateMay be linked to migraines.
E290Carbon dioxideProhibited in infant food.
E296Malic acidInfants and young children should avoid.
E297Fumaric acidProhibited in infant food.
E300Ascorbic acidCheck for GM status.
E301Sodium ascorbateCheck for GM status.
E302Calcium ascorbateCheck for GM status.
E303Potassium ascorbateCheck for GM status.
E304Ascorbyl palmitateNo known side effects.
E306Tocopherol-rich extractNo known side effects.
E307alpha-tocopherolNo known side effects.
E308gamma-tocopherolNo known side effects.
E309delta-tocopherolNo known side effects.
E310Propyl gallateNot permitted in foods for infants and small children because of their known tendency to cause the blood disorder, methemoglobinemia.
E311Octyl gallateNot permitted in foods for infants and small children because of their known tendency to cause the blood disorder, methemoglobinemia.
E312Dodecyl gallateMay cause gastric or skin irritation, gallates are not permitted in foods for infants and small children because of their known tendency to cause the blood disorder, methemoglobinemia.
E317Erythorbic acidNo known side effects.
E318Sodium erythorbateNo known side effects.
E319Tert-ButylHydroQuinone (TBHQ)May cause nausea, vomiting, delirium.
E320Butylated hydroxy-anisole (BHA)Not permitted in infant foods, can provoke an allergic reaction in some people, may trigger hyperactivity and other intolerances; serious concerns over carcinogenicity and estrogenic effects.
E321Butylated hydroxy-toluene (BHT)Not permitted in infant foods, can provoke an allergic reaction in some people, may trigger hyperactivity and other intolerances; serious concerns over carcinogenicity and estrogenic effects.
E322LecithinsCan upset the stomach,
kill the appetite and cause profuse sweating.
E325Sodium lactateYoung children with lactose intolerance may show adverse reactions.
E326Potassium lactateYoung children with lactose intolerance may show adverse reactions.
E327Calcium lactateYoung children with lactose intolerance may show adverse reactions.
E328Ammonium lactateYoung children with lactose intolerance may show adverse reactions.
E329Magnesium lactateYoung children with lactose intolerance may show adverse reactions.
E330Citric acidCan provoke symptoms similar to MSG.
E331Sodium citratesCan provoke symptoms similar to MSG.
E332Potassium citratesCan provoke symptoms similar to MSG.
E333Calcium citratesCan provoke symptoms similar to MSG.
E334Tartaric acidLaxative effect.
E335Sodium tartratesNot permitted in infant foods.
E336Potassium tartratesNot permitted in infant foods.
E337Sodium potassium tartrateAvoid if high blood pressure/liver issues. Not permitted in infant foods.
E338Phosphoric acidTooth decay, calcium loss in bones, neuro toxin. Not permitted in infant foods.
E339Sodium phosphatesHigh intakes may upset the calcium/phosphorus equilibrium
E340Potassium phosphatesHigh intakes may upset the calcium/phosphorus equilibrium
E341Calcium phosphatesCalcium defficiency. Not permitted in infant foods.
E343Magnesium phosphatesCalcium defficiency. Not permitted in infant foods.
E350Sodium malatesNot permitted in infant foods.
E351Potassium malateNot permitted in infant foods.
E352Calcium malatesNot permitted in infant foods.
E353Metatartaric acidNot permitted in infant foods.
E354Calcium tartrateNot permitted in infant foods.
E355Adipic acidAllergies
E357Potassium adipateNot permitted in infant foods.
E363Succinic acidDiarrhoea. Not permitted in infant foods.
E365Sodium fumarateNot permitted in infant foods.
E366Potassium fumarateNot permitted in infant foods.
E367Calcium fumarateNot permitted in infant foods.
E3701,4-HeptonolactoneNo known side effects.
E375NiacinDoses in excess of 1,000 mg per day can cause liver damage, diabetes, gastritis, eye damage, and elevated blood levels of uric acid (which can cause gout).
E380Tri-ammonium citrateMay interfere with liver and pancreas function
E381Ammonium ferric citratesCan provoke symptoms similar to MSG.
E385Calcium disodium EDTAKidney damage, muscle cramps. Not permitted in infant foods.
E400Alginic acidLarge quantities can inhibit the absorption of some nutrients.
E401Sodium alginateLarge quantities can inhibit the absorption of some nutrients.
E402Potassium alginateLarge quantities can inhibit the absorption of some nutrients.
E403Ammonium alginateLarge quantities can inhibit the absorption of some nutrients.
E404Calcium alginateLarge quantities can inhibit the absorption of some nutrients.
E405Propylene glycol alginateNot permitted in infant foods.
E406AgarFlatulence, bloating.
E407CarrageenanLinked to toxic hazards, including ulcers and cancer; the most serious concerns relate to degraded carrageenan, which is not a permitted additive; however, native carrageenan, which is used, may become degraded in the gut
E410Locust bean gumMay lower cholesterol levels.
E412Guar gumCan cause nausea, flatulence
and cramps, may reduce cholesterol levels.
E413TragacanthPossible contact allergy.
E414AcaciaPossible allergen, soothes irritations of mucous membranes.
E415Xanthan gumDiarrhoea, bloating.
E416Karaya gumPossible allergen.
E417Tara gumFlatulence, bloating.
E420SorbitolNot permitted in foods for infants and young children, can cause gastric disturbance
E421MannitolNot permitted in infant
foods due to its ability to cause diarrhea and kidney dysfunction, also may cause nausea, vomiting; typical products are low calorie foods
E422GlycerolHas been shown to protect against DNA damage induced by tumor promoters, ultraviolet lights and radiation,
presumably via free radical scavenging; large quantities can cause headaches, thirst, nausea and high blood sugar levels.
E425KonjacNo known side effects.
E430Polyoxyethylene (8) stearatePeople intolerant of propylene glycol should also avoid the group of 430-E436.
E431Polyoxyethylene (40) stearatePeople intolerant of propylene glycol should also avoid the group of 430-E436.
E432Polysorbate 20People intolerant of propylene glycol should also avoid the group of 430-E436.
E433Polysorbate 80People intolerant of propylene glycol should also avoid the group of 430-E436.
E434Polysorbate 40People intolerant of propylene glycol should also avoid the group of 430-E436.
E435Polyoxyethylene (20)People intolerant of propylene glycol should also avoid the group of 430-E436.
E436Polyoxyethylene (20)People intolerant of propylene glycol should also avoid the group of 430-E436.
E440aPectinLarge quantities may cause temporary flatulence or intestinal discomfort
E440bAmidated pectinLarge quantities may cause temporary flatulence or intestinal discomfort
E441GelatineMmay contain 220, asthmatics and people allergic to sulphites beware!
E442Ammonium phosphatidesNo known side effects.
E450DiphosphatesHigh intakes may upset the calcium/phosphate equilibrium
E451TriphosphatesNo known side effects.
E452PolyphosphatesNo known side effects.
E459Beta-cyclodextrineNo known side effects.
E460CelluloseNo known side effects.
E461Methyl celluloseCan cause flatulence, distension, intestinal obstruction
E463Hydroxypropyl celluloseFlatulence, bloating.
E464Hydroxypropyl methyl celluloseFlatulence, bloating.
E465Ethyl methyl celluloseLarge concentrations can cause intestinal problems, such as bloating, constipation and diarrhoea.
E466Carboxy methyl celluloseLarge concentrations can cause intestinal problems, such as bloating, constipation and diarrhoea.
E468Cross linked sodium carboxy methyl celluloseNational Cancer Institute of America states it “should be forbidden as a food additive”.
E469Sodium caseinateNo known side effects.
E470aFatty acids saltsNo known side effects.
E470bFatty acids saltsNo known side effects.
E471Mono- & di- glycerides of fatty acidsNo known side effects.
E472aNo known side effects.
E472bNo known side effects.
E472cMay provoke symptions similar to MSG.
E472dNo known side effects.
E472eNo known side effects.
E472fNo known side effects.
E473Sucrose esters of fatty acidsMay cause stomach pain, nausea, bloating, diarrhoea.
E474SucroglyceridesNot registered for use in Australia.
E475Polyglycerol esters of fatty acidsNo known side effects.
E476Polyglycerol polyricinoleateNo known side effects.
E477Propylene glycol esters of fatty acidsNo known side effects.
E478May cause headaches, nausea, vomiting, dehydration, diarrhoea, theist, dizziness and mental confusion. Avoid it.
E479bLikely GM soy.
E480Dioctyl sodium sulphosuccinateEye irritations, laxative effect.
E481Sodium stearoyl-2-lactylateNo known side effects.
E482Calcium stearoyl-2-lactylateNo known side effects.
E483Stearyl tartrateBanned in Australia.
E491Sorbitan monostearateNo known side effects.
E492Sorbitan tristearateNo known side effects.
E493Sorbitan monolaurateBanned in Australia.
E494Sorbitan mono-oleateBanned in Australia.
E495Sorbitan monopalmitateBanned in Australia.
E500Sodium carbonatesLarge concentrations can cause intestinal problems, such as bloating, constipation and diarrhoea.
E501Potassium carbonatesLarge concentrations can cause intestinal problems, such as bloating, constipation and diarrhoea.
E503Ammonium carbonatesIrritant to mucous membranes.
E504Magnesium carbonateLarge concentrations can cause intestinal problems, such as bloating, constipation and diarrhoea.
E507Hydrochloric acidSafe in small quantities.
E508Potassium chlorideLarge quantities can cause gastric ulceration.
E509Calcium chlorideNo known side effects.
E510Ammonium chlorideShould be avoided by people with impaired liver or kidney function.
E511Magnesium chlorideMagnesium is an essential mineral.
E513Sulphuric acidNot permitted in Australia
E514Sodium sulphatesMay upset the body’s water balance
E515Potassium sulphatesGastric erosion in large quantities.
E516Calcium sulphateNo known side effects.
E518Magnesium sulphateLlaxative.
E519Copper sulphateEssential mineral.
E520Aluminium sulfateAluminium inhibits the uptake of B-vitamins. It may also influence liver function in high concentrations.
E521Aluminium sodium sulfateNo known side effects.
E522Aluminium potassium sulfateAluminium inhibits the uptake of B-vitamins. It may also influence liver function in high concentrations.
E523Aluminium ammonium sulfateAluminium inhibits the uptake of B-vitamins. It may also influence liver function in high concentrations.
E524Sodium hydroxideNot permitted in Australia.
E525Potassium hydroxideNot permitted in Australia.
E526Calcium hydroxideNo adverse effects in small quantities.
E527Ammonium hydroxideNot permitted in Australia.
E528Magnesium hydroxideNot permitted in Australia.
E529Calcium oxideSafe in small quantities.
E530Magnesium oxideNot permitted in Australia.
E535Sodium ferrocyanideSafe in small quantities.
E536Potassium ferrocyanideReduces oxygen transport in the blood, which in turn may cause breathing difficulties, dizziness or headache.
E540Dicalcium diphosphateNot permitted in Australia.
E541Sodium aluminium phosphatePossible link to osteoporosis, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease.
E542Edible Bone phosphateCannot be used by vegans, vegetarians, Muslims, Jews or Hindus. The product is made of animal bones, such as from pigs and cattle.
E544Calcium polyphosphatesNot permitted in Australia.
E545Ammonium polyphosphatesNot permitted in Australia.
E551Silicon dioxideNo adverse effect.
E552Calcium silicateNo adverse effect.
E553aMagnesium silicatesNot permitted in Australia.
E553bTalcHas been linked to stomach cancer.
E554Sodium aluminium silicateknown to cause placental problems in pregnancy and has been linked to Alzheimer’s Parkinson’s, bone loss.
E556Calcium aluminium silicateNo known adverse effects.
E558BentoniteKnown to block skin pores.
E559Aluminium silicate (Kaolin)Known to block skin pores.
E570Stearic acidProhibited in infant foods.
E572Magnesium stearateInhalation of the powder is harmful.
E575Glucono delta-lactoneNo known adverse effects.
E576Sodium gluconateNot permitted in Australia.
E577Potassium gluconateMildly toxic by ingestion.
E578Calcium gluconateMay cause stomach upsets and heart problems.
E579Ferrous gluconateSafe in small amounts
E585Ferrous lactateNo known adverse effects.
E620Glutamic acidMight cause similar problems as MSG(621), young children should avoid it.
E621Monosodium glutamateAdverse effects appear in some asthmatic people, not permitted in foods for infants and young children.
E622Monopotassium glutamateCan cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramps.
E623Calcium diglutamateCan provoke symptoms similar to MSG.
E624Monoammonium glutamateCan provoke symptoms similar to MSG.
E625Magnesium diglutamateCan provoke symptoms similar to MSG.
E626Guanylic acidAsthmatic people should avoid.
E627Disodium guanylateMay trigger gout, not permitted in foods for infants and young children.
E629Calcium guanylateMay trigger gout.
E631Disodium inosinateMay trigger gout, not permitted in foods for infants and young children.
E633Calcium inosinateMay trigger gout.
E635Disodium 5′-ribonucleotideMay be associated with itchy skin rashes up to 30 hours after ingestion; rashes may vary from mild to dramatic.
E636MaltolIn large quantities it can help aluminium pass into the brain to cause Alzheimer’s disease.
E637Ethyl maltolSome countries ban it for babies and young children.
E640GlycineMildly toxic if ingested.
E900Dimethyl polysiloxaneNo known adverse effects.
E901BeeswaxesOccasionally causes allergic reactions.
E903Carnauba waxOccasionally causes allergic reactions.
E904ShellacOccasionally causes irritations of the skin
E905ParaffinsListed as having teratogenic properties linked to bowel cancer and can cause defects.
E907Refined microcrystalline waxBanned in Australia.
E913LanolinAllergies.
E920L-Cysteine hydrochlorideIs a known neurotoxin.
E921L-Cysteine hydrochloride monohydrateIs a known neurotoxin.
E924Potassium bromateLarge quantities can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, pain
E925ChlorinePossible health concerns.
E926Chlorine dioxidePossible health concerns
E927AzodicarbonamideBanned in Australia.
E928Benzoyl peroxideAsthmatics and people with a history of allergies should avoid.
E931NitrogenNo known adverse effects.
E932Nitrous oxideSafe in small quantities
E950Acesulphane potassiumPossible carcinogen in humans, caused cancer in test animals.
E951AspartameToo many adverse effects possible to list!
E952Cyclamic acidBanned in the US and UK due its links with cancer.
E954SaccharinesIt interferes with normal blood coagulation, blood sugar levels and digestive function.
E957ThaumatinNo known adverse effects.
E965Maltitollaxative in high concentrations.
E967XylitolMay cause bloating and flatulence.
E999Quillaia extractBanned in a number of countries.
E1103InvertaseLittle information known at this time.
E1100AmylaseAllergies.
E1200PolydextroseSeems safe in small doses
E1201PolyvinylpyrrolidoneExcess may cause damage to the lungs or kidneys, gas and faecal impaction.
E1202PolyvinylpolypyrrolidoneMay cause damage to kidneys and stay in the system for up to a year.
E1400DextrinNo known adverse effects, but not fully evaluated for safety.
E1401Modified starchNo known adverse effects.
E1402Alkaline modified starchNo known adverse effects.
E1403Bleached starchAsthma.
E1404Oxidized starchHigh concentrations cause diarrhoea and kidney defects in animals.
E1410Monostarch phosphateNo known adverse effects, further testing required.
E1412Distarch phosphateNo known adverse effects, further testing required.
E1413Phosphated distarch phosphateNo known adverse effects, further testing required.
E1414Acetylated distarch phosphateNo known adverse effects at low levels, further testing required. May cause diarrhoea.
E1420Acetylated starchNo known adverse effects at low levels, further testing required. May cause diarrhoea.
E1421Acetylated starchNo known adverse effects. May cause diarrhoea.
E1422Acetylated distarch adipateNo known adverse effects at low levels, further testing required.
E1423Distarch glycerineNo known adverse effects.
E1440Hydroxy propyl starchNo known adverse effects at low levels, further testing required.
E1441Hydroxy propyl distarch glycerineMay cause diarrhoea.
E1442Hydroxy propyl distarch phosphateNo known adverse effects at low levels, further testing required.
E1450Starch sodium octenyl succinateNo known adverse effects at low levels, further testing required.
E1451Acetylated oxidised starchNo known adverse effects at low levels, further testing required.
E1505Triethyl citrateReaction reported from those with low tolerence to MSG.
E1510EthanolSuspected neurotoxic hazard, danger to persons with Candida and allergies.
E1517Glycerol acetatesMay cause headaches, nausea, vomiting, dehydration, diarrhoea, thirst, dizziness and mental confusion.
E1518Glyceryl triacetateIrritations.
E1520Propylene glycolSuspected as a neurotoxic hazard.

Personally, we are advocates for real whole food at 180 Nutrition and always look to cut out food additives and chemicals from our diet as much as possible. Hence why there are no food additives in our 180 Natural Protein Supplement.

For more information, go to The Chemical Maze.

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    6 Replies to “It is a chemical maze: Food Additive List”
    Lemsipp says:

    Great to see these chemicals listed – There is a book and App actually called The Chemical Maze which helps you decode the additives while shopping see http://www.chemicalmaze.com

    Nicola says:

    There is another great book called Additive Alert written by Julie Eady, website http://www.additivealert.com.au

    180nps says:

    Thanks guys… Both great resources!

    Stephanie says:

    I can remember watching a bit of a doco on SBS earlier in the year called Food Additives: An edible adventure. Definitely worth a watch in regards to E numbers etc, interesting to find out where some of these come from and their effects on the body 🙂

    Tibor Pap says:

    Nice list, but what were the sources of these info? In its recent form it seems more like a panic mongering page to me than a list to be trusted. E.g. E170 (calcium carbonate): toxic at ‘high doses’. As we could see even hamburger is toxic at ‘high doses’ (Supersize me). What is high dose? 1 gram? 10 grams? And what is toxic? To inhale? To eat two spoons of CaCo3 or drink it in solvent form?

    Of course, there are really problematic ingredients (e.g. some food colours), but blaming every ingredients in our food (including ones that occur naturally in vegetables) is not convincing to me.

    Put together a reference list based on solid evidence an you get more credit for this list. And don’t panic! 😉

    Thanks for your feedback Tibor, all references in this article were sourced from the Chemical Maze publication.

    You can find out more information about the guide here: https://chemicalmaze.com/

    Cheers,

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