E100 (i): Curcumin
E100 (ii): Turmeric
CI 75300, natural yellow 3, diferroyl methane

Natural pigments isolated from the roots and stems of yellow roots ( Curcuma longa and Curcuma domestica ). Turmeric is a crude extract, while curcumin is a purified compound. It makes the curry powder yellow.

Function and characteristics:
food coloring, the color varies from yellow to red, depending on the pH value (acidity). It is not very soluble in water.

Many different products.

Daily intake:
curcumin is as high as 1 mg/kg body weight, and turmeric is as high as 0.3 mg/kg body weight.

Side effects:
There are no known side effects in the concentration used in food.

Dietary restrictions:
None; E100 can be consumed by all religious groups, vegans and vegetarians.


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