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Guide for E-Numbers – Food Additives – Artificial Ingredients

 

E-Number
Name
Category
Side Effects
E100
Curcumin
Colour – Yellow and Orange
Safe
E101
Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)
Colour – Yellow and Orange
Safe
E102
Tartrazine
Colour – Yellow and Orange
Forbidden in some parts of the western world!

May increase hyperactivity in affected children. Asthmatics sometimes react badly. Take care if you are sensitive to Aspirin.

E103
alkanet, alkannin
Colour – Yellow and Orange
Forbidden in some parts of the western world!

May increase hyperactivity in affected children. Asthmatics sometimes react badly. Take care if you are sensitive to Aspirin.

E104
Quinoline Yellow
Colour – Yellow and Orange
May increase hyperactivity in affected children.
E110
Sunset Yellow FCF / Orange Yellow S
Colour – Yellow and Orange
May increase hyperactivity in affected children. Take care if you are sensitive to Aspirin.
E120
Cochineal / Carminic Acid
Colour – Red
Same as E104
E122
Carmoisine / Azorubine
Colour – Red
May increase hyperactivity in affected children. Asthmatics sometimes react badly. Take care if you are sensitive to Aspirin.
E123
Amaranth
Colour – Red
Very Dangerous

May increase hyperactivity in affected children. Take care if you are sensitive to Aspirin.

E124
Ponceau 4R / Cochineal Red A
Colour – Red
May increase hyperactivity in affected children. Asthmatics sometimes react badly. Take care if you are sensitive to Aspirin.
E127
Erythrosine BS
Colour – Red
Same as E104
E131
Patent Blue V
Colour – Blue
May increase hyperactivity in affected children. Asthmatics sometimes react badly. Take care if you are sensitive to Aspirin. Be cautious if you suffer from allergies or intolerances.
E132
Indigo Carmine / Idigotine
Colour – Blue
Same as E131
E140
Chlorophyll
Colour – Green
Safe
E141
Copper Complex of Chlorophyll
Colour – Green
Suspicious
E142
Green S / Acid Brilliant Green BS
Colour – Green
Cancer
E150
Caramel
Colour – Brown and Black
Suspicious
E151
Black PN / Brilliant Black BN
Colour – Brown and Black
Same as E104
E153
Carbon Black / Vegetable Carbon (Charcoal)
Colour – Brown and Black
May increase hyperactivity in affected children. Be cautious if you suffer from allergies or intolerances.
E160a
Alpha, Beta, Gamma Carotene
Colour – Carotene derivative
Safe
E160b
Annatto, Bixin, Norbixin
Colour – Carotene derivative
E160c
Capsanthin / Capsorbin
Colour – Carotene derivative
E160d
Lycopene
Colour – Carotene derivative
E160e
Beta-apo-8-carotenal
Colour – Carotene derivative
E160f
Ethyl ester of Beta-apo-8-cartonoic acid
Colour – Carotene derivative
E161a
Flavoxanthin
Colour – Plant
Safe ??
E161b
Lutein
Colour – Plant
E161c
Cryptoxanthin
Colour – Plant
E161d
Rubixanthin
Colour – Plant
E161e
Violaxanthin
Colour – Plant
E161f
Rhodoxanthin
Colour – Plant
E161g
Canthaxanthin
Colour – Plant
E162
Beetroot Red / Betanin
Colour – Plant
E163
Anthocyanins
Colour – Plant
E170
Calcium Carbonate (Chalk)
Colour – Inorganic
Safe
E171
Titanium Dioxide
Colour – Inorganic
E172
Iron Oxides and Hydroxides
Colour – Inorganic
E173
Aluminium
Colour – Inorganic
E174
Silver
Colour – Inorganic
E175
Gold
Colour – Inorganic
Safe ??
E180
Pigment Rubine / Lithol Rubine BK
Colour – Inorganic

PRESERVATIVES

E200
Sorbic Acid
Preservative – Sorbic Acid and its salts
Headaches
Intestine Upset
E201
Soduim Sorbate
Preservative – Sorbic Acid and its salts
Same as E200
E202
Potassium Sorbate
Preservative – Sorbic Acid and its salts
Same as E200
E203
Calcium Sorbate
Preservative – Sorbic Acid and its salts
Same as E200
E210
Benzoic Acid
Preservative – Benzoic Acid and its salts.
Often added to milk products (cheese) and meat products.
Headaches
Intestine Upset

May increase hyperactivity in affected children. Asthmatics sometimes react badly. Be cautious if you suffer from allergies or intolerances.

E211
Sodium Benzoate
Preservative – Benzoic Acid and its salts
Same as E210
E212
Potassium Benzoate
Preservative – Benzoic Acid and its salts
Same as E210
E213
Calcium Benzoate
Preservative – Benzoic Acid and its salts
Same as E210
E214
Ethyl 4-hydroxybenzoate
Preservative – Benzoic Acid and its salts
Same as E210
E215
Ethyl 4-hydroxybenzoate, Sodium Salt
Preservative – Benzoic Acid and its salts
Same as E210
E216
Propyl 4-hydroxybenzoate
Preservative – Benzoic Acid and its salts
Same as E210
E217
Propyl 4-hydroxybenzoate, Sodium Salt
Preservative – Benzoic Acid and its salts
Same as E210
E218
Methyl 4-hydroxybenzoate
Preservative – Benzoic Acid and its salts
Same as E210
E219
Methyl 4-hydroxybenzoate, Sodium Salt
Preservative – Benzoic Acid and its salts
Same as E210
E220
Sulphur Dioxide
Preservative – Sulphur Dioxide and its salts
Often added to milk products (cheese) and meat products.
Headaches
Intestine Upset
Skin Disorders
Destroys Vitamin B12
E221
Sodium Sulphite
Preservative – Sulphur Dioxide and its salts
Same as E220
E222
Sodium Hydrogen Sulphite
Preservative – Sulphur Dioxide and its salts
Same as E220
E223
Sodium Metabisulphite
Preservative – Sulphur Dioxide and its salts
Same as E220
E224
Potassium Metabisulphite
Preservative – Sulphur Dioxide and its salts
Same as E220
E226
Calcium Sulphite
Preservative – Sulphur Dioxide and its salts
Same as E220
E227
Calcium Hydrogen Sulphite
Preservative – Sulphur Dioxide and its salts
Same as E220
E230
Biphenyl / Diphenyl
Preservative – Biphenyl and its derivatives
Headaches
Intestine Upset
Skin Disorders
E231
2-Hydroxybiphenyl
Preservative – Biphenyl and its derivatives
Same as E230
E232
Sodium Biphenyl-2-yl Oxide
Preservative – Biphenyl and its derivatives
Same as E230
E233
2-(Thiazol-4-yl) Benzimidazole
Preservative – other
Same as E230
E239
Hexamine
Preservative – other
Same as E230
E249
Potassium Nitrate
Preservative – Pickling Salts
Same as E230
E250
Sodium Nitrite
Preservative – Pickling Salts
Same as E230
E251
Sodium Nitrate
Preservative – Pickling Salts
Same as E230
E252
Potassium Nitrate(Saltpetre)
Preservative – Pickling Salts
Same as E230
E260
Acetic Acid
Miscellaneous – Acids and their Salts
Headaches
Intestine Upset
Skin Disorders
E261
Potassium Acetate
Miscellaneous – Acids and their Salts
Headaches
Intestine Upset
Skin Disorders
E262
Potassium Hydrogen Diacetate
Miscellaneous – Acids and their Salts
Headaches
Intestine Upset
Skin Disorders
E263
Calcium Acetate
Miscellaneous – Acids and their Salts
E270
Lactic Acid
Miscellaneous – Acids and their Salts
E280
Propionic Acid
Preservative – Acids and their Salts
E281
Sodium Propionate
Preservative- Acids and their Salts
E282
Calcium Propionate
Preservative- Acids and their Salts
E283
Potassuim Propionate
Preservative- Acids and their Salts
E290
Carbon Dioxide
Miscellaneous – Acids and their Salts
Intestine Upset
E300
L-Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)
Antioxidants- Vitamin C and derivatives
Safe
E301
Sodium-L-Ascorbate
Antioxidants- Vitamin C and derivatives
Safe
E302
Calcium-L-Ascorbate
Antioxidants- Vitamin C and derivatives
Safe
E304
Ascorbyl Palmitate
Antioxidants- Vitamin C and derivatives
Safe
E306
Natural Extracts rich in Tocopherols
Antioxidants- Vitamin E
Safe
E307
Synthetic Alpha-Tocopherol
Antioxidants- Vitamin E
Safe
E308
Synthetic Gamma-Tocopherol
Antioxidants- Vitamin E
Safe
E309
Synthetic Delta-Tocopherol
Antioxidants- Vitamin E
Safe
E310
Propyl Gallate
Antioxidants- other
E311
Octyl Gallate
Antioxidants- other
E312
Dodecyl Gallate
Antioxidants- other
E320
Butylated Hydroxyanisole (BHA)
Antioxidants- other
May increase hyperactivity in affected children. Asthmatics sometimes react badly. Be cautious if you suffer from allergies or intolerances. May not be suitable for babies
E321
Butylated Hydroxytoluene (BHT)
Antioxidants- other
Same as E320
E322
Lecithins
Emulsifiers and Stabilisers
E325
Sodium Lactate
Miscellaneous – Salts of Lactic Acid
E326
Potassium Lactate
Miscellaneous – Salts of Lactic Acid
E327
Calcium Lactate
Miscellaneous – Salts of Lactic Acid
E330
Citric Acid
Miscellaneous – Citric Acid and its Salts
Intestine Upset
E331
Sodium Citrates
Miscellaneous – Citric Acid and its Salts
E332
Potassium Citrates
Miscellaneous – Citric Acid and its Salts
E333
Calcium Citrates
Miscellaneous – Citric Acid and its Salts
E334
Tartaric Acid
Miscellaneous – Tartaric Acid and its Salts
Intestine Upset
E335
Sodium Tartrate
Miscellaneous – Tartaric Acid and its Salts
E336
Potassium Tartrate (Cream of Tartar)
Miscellaneous – Tartaric Acid and its Salts
E337
Potassium Sodium Tartrate
Miscellaneous – Tartaric Acid and its Salts
E338
Orthophosphoric Acid
Miscellaneous – Phosphoric Acid and its Salts
E339
Sodium Phosphates
Miscellaneous – Phosphoric Acid and its Salts
E340
Potassium Phosphates
Miscellaneous – Phosphoric Acid and its Salts
E341
Calcium Phosphates
Miscellaneous – Phosphoric Acid and its Salts
E400
Alginic Acid
Emulsifiers and Stabilisers – Alginates
E401
Sodium Alginate
Emulsifiers and Stabilisers – Alginates
Safe
E402
Potassium Alginate
Emulsifiers and Stabilisers – Alginates
Safe
E403
Ammonium Alginate
Emulsifiers and Stabilisers – Alginates
Safe
E404
Calcium Alginate
Emulsifiers and Stabilisers – Alginates
E405
Propane-1,2-Diol Alginate
Emulsifiers and Stabilisers – Alginates
E406
Agar
Emulsifiers and Stabilisers – other plant gums
Safe
E407
Carrageenan
Emulsifiers and Stabilisers – other plant gums
Safe
E410
Locust Bean Gum (Carob Gum)
Emulsifiers and Stabilisers – other plant gums
E412
Guar Gum
Emulsifiers and Stabilisers – other plant gums
Safe
E413
Tragacanth
Emulsifiers and Stabilisers – other plant gums
Be cautious if you suffer from allergies or intolerances.
E414
Gum Acacia (Gum Arabic)
Emulsifiers and Stabilisers – other plant gums
Safe ?
E415
Xanthan Gum
Emulsifiers and Stabilisers – other plant gums
Safe ?
E420
Sorbitol
Sugar Alcohols
E421
Mannitol
Sugar Alcohols
E422
Glycerol
Sugar Alcohols
E440a
Pectin
Emulsifiers and Stabilisers – Pectin and derivatives
E440b
Amidated Pectin
Emulsifiers and Stabilisers – Pectin and derivatives
E450a,b,c
Sodium and Potassium Phosphates and Polyphosphates
Miscellaneous
E460
Microcrystalline / Powdered Cellulose
Emulsifiers and Stabilisers – Cellulose and derivatives
E461
Methylcellulose
Emulsifiers and Stabilisers – Cellulose and derivatives
E463
Hydroxypropylcellulose
Emulsifiers and Stabilisers – Cellulose and derivatives
E464
Hydroxypropyl-Methylcellulose
Emulsifiers and Stabilisers – Cellulose and derivatives
E465
Ethylmethylcellulose
Emulsifiers and Stabilisers – Cellulose and derivatives
E466
Carboxymethylcellulose, Sodium Salt
Emulsifiers and Stabilisers – Cellulose and derivatives
E470
Sodium, Potassium and Calcium Salts of Fatty Acids
Emulsifiers and Stabilisers – salts or Esters of Fatty Acids
E471
Mono-and Diglycerides of Fatty Acids
Emulsifiers and Stabilisers – salts or Esters of Fatty Acids
E472
Various Esters of Mono-and Diglycerides of Fatty Acids
Emulsifiers and Stabilisers – salts or Esters of Fatty Acids
E473
Sucrose Esters of Fatty Acids
Emulsifiers and Stabilisers – salts or Esters of Fatty Acids
E474
Sucroglycerides
Emulsifiers and Stabilisers – salts or Esters of Fatty Acids
E475
Polyglycerol Esters of Fatty Acids
Emulsifiers and Stabilisers – salts or Esters of Fatty Acids
E477
Propane-1,2-Diol Esters of Fatty Acids
Emulsifiers and Stabilisers – salts or Esters of Fatty Acids
E481
Sodium Stearoyl-2-Lactylate
Emulsifiers and Stabilisers – salts or Esters of Fatty Acids
E482
Calcium Stearoyl-2-Lactylate
Emulsifiers and Stabilisers – salts or Esters of Fatty Acids
E483
Stearyl Tartrate
Emulsifiers and Stabilisers – salts or Esters of Fatty Acids

 

FOOD ADDITIVES – NUMBERS WITH NO E-PREFIX

Number
Name
Category
Affects
107
Yellow 2G
Colours – Yellow and Orange
128
Red 2G
Colours – Red
May increase hyperactivity in affected children.
133
Brilliant Blue FCF
Colours – Blue
May increase hyperactivity in affected children.
154
Brown FK
Colours – Brown and Black
155
Brown HT
Colours – Brown and Black
May increase hyperactivity in affected children. Asthmatics sometimes react badly. Take care if you are sensitive to Aspirin. Be cautious if you suffer from allergies or intolerances.
234
Nisin
Preservative – other
262
Sodium Acetate
Miscellaneous – Acids and their Salts
296
Malic Acid
Miscellaneous – Acids and their Salts
297
Fumaric Acid
Miscellaneous – Acids and their Salts
350
Sodium Malate
Miscellaneous – Salts of Malic Acid
351
Potassium Malate
Miscellaneous – Salts of Malic Acid
352
Calcium Malate
Miscellaneous – Salts of Malic Acid
353
Metataric Acid
Miscellaneous – Salts of Malic Acid
355
Adipic Acid
Miscellaneous – Salts of Malic Acid
363
Succinic Acid
Miscellaneous – Salts of Malic Acid
370
1,4-Heptonolactane
Miscellaneous – Salts of Malic Acid
375
Nicotinic Acid
Miscellaneous – Salts of Malic Acid
380
Triammonium Citrate
Miscellaneous – Salts of Malic Acid
381
Ammonium Ferric Citrate
Miscellaneous – Salts of Malic Acid
385
Calcium Disodium EDTA
Miscellaneous – Salts of Malic Acid
416
Karaya Gum
Emulsifiers and Stabilisers
430
Polyoxyethane (8) Stearate
Emulsifiers and Stabilisers – Fatty Acid derivatives
431
Polyoxyethane (40) Stearate
Emulsifiers and Stabilisers – Fatty Acid derivatives
432
Polyoxyethane (20) Sorbitan / Polysorbate 20
Emulsifiers and Stabilisers – Fatty Acid derivatives
433
Polyoxyethane (20) Sorbitan Mono-oleate / Polysorbate 80
Emulsifiers and Stabilisers – Fatty Acid derivatives
434
Polyoxyethane (20) Sorbitan Monopalmitate / Polysorbate 40
Emulsifiers and Stabilisers – Fatty Acid derivatives
435
Polyoxyethane (20) Sorbitan Monostearate / Polysorbate 60
Emulsifiers and Stabilisers – Fatty Acid derivatives
436
Polyoxyethane (20) Sorbitan Tristearate / Polysorbate 65
Emulsifiers and Stabilisers – Fatty Acid derivatives
476
Polyglycerol Esters of Polycondensed Esters of Caster Oil
Emulsifiers and Stabilisers – salts or Esters of Fatty Acids
478
Lactylated Fatty Acid Esters of Glycerol and Propane-1,2-Diol
Emulsifiers and Stabilisers – salts or Esters of Fatty Acids
491
Sorbitan Monostearate
Emulsifiers and Stabilisers – salts or Esters of Fatty Acids
492
Sorbitan Tristearate
Emulsifiers and Stabilisers – salts or Esters of Fatty Acids
493
Sorbitan Monolaurate
Emulsifiers and Stabilisers – salts or Esters of Fatty Acids
494
Sorbitan Mono-oleate
Emulsifiers and Stabilisers – salts or Esters of Fatty Acids
495
Sorbitan Monopalmitate
Emulsifiers and Stabilisers – salts or Esters of Fatty Acids
500
Sodium Carbonate / Sodium Bicarbonate
Miscellaneous – Acids and Salts: Carbonates
501
Potassium Carbonate / Potassium Bicarbonate
Miscellaneous – Acids and Salts: Carbonates
503
Ammonium Carbonate
Miscellaneous – Acids and Salts: Carbonates
504
Magnesium Carbonate
Miscellaneous – Acids and Salts: Carbonates
507
Hydrochloric Acid
Miscellaneous – Acids and Salts: Hydrochloric Acid and its Salts
508
Potassium Chloride
Miscellaneous – Acids and Salts: Hydrochloric Acid and its Salts
509
Calcium Chloride
Miscellaneous – Acids and Salts: Hydrochloric Acid and its Salts
510
Ammonium Chloride
Miscellaneous – Acids and Salts: Hydrochloric Acid and its Salts
513
Sulphuric Acid
Miscellaneous – Acids and Salts: Sulphuric Acid and its Salts
514
Sodium Sulphate
Miscellaneous – Acids and Salts: Sulphuric Acid and its Salts
515
Potassium Sulphate
Miscellaneous – Acids and Salts: Sulphuric Acid and its Salts
516
Calcium Sulphate
Miscellaneous – Acids and Salts: Sulphuric Acid and its Salts
518
Magnesium Sulphate
Miscellaneous – Acids and Salts: Sulphuric Acid and its Salts
524
Sodium Hydroxide
Miscellaneous – Alkalis
525
Potassium Hydroxide
Miscellaneous – Alkalis
526
Calcium Hydroxide
Miscellaneous – Alkalis
527
Ammonium Hydroxide
Miscellaneous – Alkalis
528
Magnesium Hydroxide
Miscellaneous – Alkalis
529
Calcium Oxide
Miscellaneous – Alkalis
530
Magnesium Oxide
Miscellaneous – Alkalis
535
Sodium Ferrocyanide
Miscellaneous – other Salts
536
Potassium Ferrocyanide
Miscellaneous – other Salts
540
Dicalcium Ferrocyanide
Miscellaneous – other Salts
541
Sodium Aluminium Phosphate
Miscellaneous – other Salts
542
Edible Bone Phosphate (Bone-Meal)
Miscellaneous – Anti-Caking Agents
544
Calcium Polyphosphates
Miscellaneous – Anti-Caking Agents
545
Ammonium Polyphosphates
Miscellaneous – Anti-Caking Agents
551
Silicon Dioxide (Silica Salt)
Miscellaneous – Silicon Salts
552
Calcium Silicate
Miscellaneous – Silicon Salts
553
Magnesium Silicate / Magnesium Trisilicate (Talc)
Miscellaneous – Silicon Salts
554
Aluminium Sodium Silicate
Miscellaneous – Silicon Salts
556
Aluminium Calcium Silicate
Miscellaneous – Silicon Salts
558
Bentonite
Miscellaneous – other compounds
559
Kaolin (Aluminium Silicate)
Miscellaneous – other compounds
570
Stearic Acid
Miscellaneous – other compounds
572
Magnesium Stearate
Miscellaneous – other compounds
575
Glucono Delta-Lactone
Miscellaneous – other compounds
576
Sodium Gluconate
Miscellaneous – other compounds
577
Potassium Gluconate
Miscellaneous – other compounds
578
Calcium Gluconate
Miscellaneous – other compounds
620
L-Glutamic Acid
Miscellaneous – Flavour Enhancers

621

Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)

Miscellaneous – Flavour Enhancers

TOXIC

Headaches
Intestine Upset
Skin Disorders

622
Monopotassium Glutamate
Miscellaneous – Flavour Enhancers
623
Calcium Glutamate
Miscellaneous – Flavour Enhancers
627
Sodium Guanylate
Miscellaneous – Flavour Enhancers
631
Sodium Inosinate
Miscellaneous – Flavour Enhancers
635
Sodium5-Ribonucleotide
Miscellaneous – Flavour Enhancers
636
Maltol
Miscellaneous – Flavour Enhancers
637
Ethyl Maltol
Miscellaneous – Flavour Enhancers
900
Dimethylpolysiloxane
Miscellaneous – Flavour Enhancers
901
Beeswax
Miscellaneous – Glazing Agents
903
Carnauba Wax
Miscellaneous – Glazing Agents
904
Shellac
Miscellaneous – Glazing Agents
905
Mineral Hydrocarbons
Miscellaneous – Glazing Agents
907
Refined Microcrystalline Wax
Miscellaneous – Glazing Agents
920
L-Cysteine Hydrochloride
Miscellaneous – Compounds used to treat Flour
924
Potassium Bromate
Miscellaneous – Compounds used to treat Flour
925
Chlorine
Miscellaneous – Compounds used to treat Flour
926
Chlorine Dioxide
Miscellaneous – Compounds used to treat Flour
927
Azodicarbonamide
Miscellaneous – Compounds used to treat Flour
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