Comment : Obtained from seaweed. Recently demonstrated its relationship to cancer, since the treatment with ethylene oxide (to be used for the cold sterilization of the product) is formed of ethylene chlorohydrin, which is highly carcinogenic activity. There are also toxic properties associated with ulceration and cancer. The most serious injuries have breakdown products of Carrageenan. Although it is used in natural form in the gut during degradation produce different degradation products.
Warning : Consumption in large quantities is dangerous to health. The liver fails to process it instantly into energy and converts it into fat. Increases the risk of cardiovascular problems, insulin resistance and diabetes.
Comment : Provides the body with only calories without minerals, vitamins and other nutrients.
Warning : Pay attention when consumed by young children or babies!
Comment : Used for the acidification of the products. Adjusts the acidity. Prepared by heating and fermentation of the carbohydrates in milk, potato or molasses. Newborns and young children find it difficult to metabolize. Used in cakes, decorations, drinks, sometimes beer in infant formulas.
E524 (E 500-599 Mineral salts, pH regulators and humectants)
Comment : Although there are no known side effects from the use of sodium hydroxide in small amounts in larger quantities can be very harmful. Banned in Australia for that reason.
Used to counteract the acidity.
Comment : Used to acidification of food products. Derived from citrus fruits. Found in biscuits, frozen fish, cheese and other dairy products, infant food, cakes, soups, rye bread, soft drinks, fermented meat products.
E331 (E 300-399 Antioxidants, minerals and acidity regulators)