E122 Azorubin, carmoisine

Azorubine (Carmoisine, Azorubine, Carmoisine, E122).

Azorubin is a synthetic substance that belongs to the group of food additives-dyes. As a rule, it is used for coloring or restoring the color of products that have undergone heat treatment (calorizator). In the international classification of food additives Azorubin, carmoisine has the index E122.

General Characteristics of E122 Azorubin, carmoisine

Azorubin, carmoisine-synthetic azo dye, is a small granules or powder of red, burgundy or dark burgundy color, well soluble in water. Azorubin is a derivative of coal tar, which is dangerous for human health. The food additive E122 is recognized as a carcinogenic substance, it is dangerous for the body. By chemical composition, it is a derivative of coal tar. Chemical formula C20H12N2Na2O7S2.

Harm E122 Azorubin, carmoisine

Azorubin, carmoisine – the strongest allergen that can cause severe consequences, up to suffocation, especially careful to be people with bronchial and aspirin (intolerance to antipyretics) asthma. Eating foods that contain E122 reduces concentration and increases hyperactivity in children. Studies show that Azorubin has a negative effect on the adrenal cortex, provokes the appearance of rhinitis and blurred vision. The maximum permissible daily dose of E122, according to WHO, should not be higher than 4 ml/kg.

Application of E122

The main application of E122 is the food industry, where the food additive is used to give food pink, red or (in combination with other dyes) purple and brown colors. E122 is a part of condiments and various snacks, dairy products, marmalades, jams, sweets, sauces and canned fruits, sausages, processed cheeses, juices, alcoholic and non-alcoholic products.

The additive is also used in the production of decorative cosmetics and perfumes, the production of food dyes for Easter eggs.

Use of E122

On the territory of our country, E122 Azorubin, carmoisine is allowed to be used as a food additive-dye, subject to strict compliance with the norms of use. In many countries, the E122 supplement is prohibited.

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