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Food Colourings

E100 - E181

 

Azo dyes are known to produce adverse reactions in people with aspirin allergy and asthmatics.

* Hyperactive Children's Support Group (HACSG) has recommended the elimination of this chemical additive from the diets of children. 

Yellow Family

E Number Name Colour Source Remarks
E 100 Curcumin Orange
yellow
Turmeric-
ginger family
 
E 101 Riboflavin Yellow    
E 102* Tartrazine  Yellow Azo dye Can cause symptoms of asthma,migraine,skin irritation
E 104* Quinoline  Yellow Synthetic
coal-tar 
Banned in some countries
E 107* Yellow 2G Yellow Synthetic 'coal-tar'and azo dye May cause symptoms of asthma.
Banned in some countries
E 110* Sunset yellow FCF Yellow Synthetic 'coal-tar'and azo dye May cause allergic reactions.

* Hyperactive Children's Support Group (HACSG) has recommended the elimination of this chemical additive from the diets of children. 

Red Family

E Number Name Colour  Source Remarks
E 120* Cochineal,
carminic acid 
Red Pregnant scale insects  
E 122* Carmoisine  Red Synth. Azo dye May cause allergic reactions
E 123* Amaranth  Purplish Red Synthetic 'coal-tar'and azo dye Banned in some countries
E 124* Brilliant scarlet Red Synthetic 'coal-tar'and azo dye Banned in some countries
E 127* Erythrosine  Red Synthetic 'coal-tar'and azo dye Banned in some countries
E 128* Red 2G Red Synthetic 'coal-tar'and azo dye Banned in some countries
E 129 Allura red AC Red Azo dye May be an allergen.
Banned in some countries

* Hyperactive Children's Support Group (HACSG) has recommended the elimination of this chemical additive from the diets of children. 

Blue family

 E Number Name Colour Source Remarks
E 131* Patent blueV  Blue 'Coal tarí dye Banned in some countries
E 132* Indigo carmine Blue 'Coal tarí dye May be an allergen
E 133* Brilliant blue FCF Blue 'Coal tarí dye Banned in some countries

* Hyperactive Children's Support Group (HACSG) has recommended the elimination of this chemical additive from the diets of children. 


Green family

E Number Name Colour Source Remarks
E 140 Chlorophyll Green    
E 141 Copper complexes of chlorophyll Green    
E 142 Green S  Green 'Coal tar' dye Banned in some countries

.* Hyperactive Children's Support Group (HACSG) has recommended the elimination of this chemical additive from the diets of children. 


Brown & Black family

E Number Name Colour Source Remarks
E 150* Caramel  Dark brown   Used in soy, beer, cola,canned sauces,gravy
E 151* Brilliant black BN Black Synthetic 'coal-tar'and azo dye Used in black currant cheesecake mix.
Banned in some countries.
E 153 Vegetable carbon Black   Banned in some countries.
E 154* Brown FK Brown Mix of azo dyes Banned in some countries.
E 155 Chocolate brown HT Brown 'Coal-tar'and azo dye Chocolate cake mixes.
Banned in some countries.

.* Hyperactive Children's Support Group (HACSG) has recommended the elimination of this chemical additive from the diets of children. 

 

 

E Number Name Colour Source Remarks
E 160 (a) Carotene Orange
Yellow
   
E 160 (b)* Annatto  Peach   Used in dairy products.
E 160 (c) Capsanthin      Banned in some countries
E 160 (d) Lycopene      Banned in some countries
E 160 (e) Beta-apo-8 Orange    
E 160 (f) Ethyl ester of beta-apo-8 Orange    

* Hyperactive Children's Support Group (HACSG) has recommended the elimination of this chemical additive from the diets of children. 

 

 

E Number Name Colour Source Remarks
E 161 Xanthophylls  Yellow    
E 161 (g) Canthaxanthin  Orange    
E 162 Beet red, betanin Purple     
E 163 Anthocyanins  Violet    
E 170 Calcium carbonate      
E 171 Titanium dioxide White    
E 172 Iron oxides      
E 173 Aluminium     Banned in some countries
E 174 Silver     Banned in some countries
E 175 Gold     Banned in some countries
E 180 Pigment rubine     Banned in some countries
E 181 Tannic acid      

* Hyperactive Children's Support Group (HACSG) has recommended the elimination of this chemical additive from the diets of children. 

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