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Ferrous Gluconate

Alternate Names

Iron, Iron Salt, Iron Gluconate, Iron(II) gluconate, Fergon, Ferralet, Simron

Description

Ferrous Gluconate is a nutrient and can be used on ripe olives as a food coloring, making them black.

Ferrous Gluconate - Quick Stats
Names

Iron, Iron Salt, Iron Gluconate, Iron(II) gluconate, Fergon, Ferralet, Simron

Allergy Information

Uses

Acid, Anti-Caking Agent, Anti-Foaming Agent, Bulking Agent, Firming Agent, Glazing Agent

E-Number

e579

Additional Information

It is used to treat iron-deficiency anemia.



Found In

Olives and vitamins as a source of iron

Possible Health Effects

Excess use/ingestion causes gastrointestinal disturbances and tumors. Iron is potentially toxic in all forms. Click here for more information on Iron as a dietary supplement.

Allergy Information

Unknown, May cause allergic reaction in sensitive individuals

Researcher Comments

Iron is essential in our diets, however, overuse/excess use, accidental ingestion is potentially life threatening.

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Copyright November 1, 2012 Be Food Smart, Updated 3/12/13




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