Food additive E 140
What is chlorophyll?
Chlorophyll is found naturally in vegetables
Chlorophyll (E 140) is a natural dye, perhaps the best known and most common in the plant kingdom.
This additive is extracted from green plants by chemical process. As a curiosity, we can explain that plants owe their green coloration to this famous pigment, chlorophyll.
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Chlorophyll chemical properties
It is a fat-soluble substance, sensitive to heat and light, unstable against acids and antioxidant.
Uses in food of Chlorophyll
This colorant is used in:
Candy, chewing gum, cheese, vegetables, jams, jellies, marmalades, lemonade, liqueurs.
It is considered a harmless additive for health. Its ADI is not determined and it can be used in free amounts in food products.
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8 October, 2021