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Propyl Gallate

Alternate Names

Propyl 3,4,5-Trihydroxybenzoate

Description

Propyl Gallate is a preservative used in many processed foods to keep fats and oils from spoiling. It is often used with BHA and BHT.

Propyl Gallate - Quick Stats
Names

Propyl 3,4,5-Trihydroxybenzoate

Allergy Information

Uses

Preservative, Antioxidant

E-Number

E310

Additional Information



Found In

Oil, meat products, chicken soup base, butter, margarine, breakfast cereals, desserts, chewing gum, potato flakes, mashed potatoes, mayonnaise, lemon/lime/fruit/spice flavoring for beverages, ice cream, ices, candy, baked goods, gelatine desserts.

Possible Health Effects

The best studies done have shown that it may cause cancer in animals. Some short-term studies have shown that rats given high amounts of propyl gallate have a death rate of 40%.

Allergy Information

Unknown

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