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Beet Powder

Alternate Names

Beet Root, Dehydrated Beets, Betanin, BP-30

Description

Dark red powder made from dehydrated beets and used as a color additive. Prepared by dehydrating sound, mature, good quality, edible beets.

Beet Powder - Quick Stats
Names

Beet Root, Dehydrated Beets, Betanin, BP-30

Allergy Information

Uses

Coloring

E-Number

E162

Additional Information

Beet powder is a color additive approved for use in human food and is exempt from specific certification (see Food, Drug & Cosmetic Colors (FD&C). The US FDA allows beet powder to be diluted with other matter such as lead (not more than 10 parts per million), arsenic (no more than 1 part per million) and mercury (not more than 1 part per million) as long as maximum parts per million restrictions are observed.



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dessert, candy, ice cream, salad dressing, jams

Possible Health Effects

Unknown, although there are known negative health effects associated with lead, arsenic and mercury consumption if these diluents are added.

Allergy Information

Unknown

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Copyright May 20, 2010 Be Food Smart, Updated January 24, 2011




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