Ingredients

We often get asked what some of the ingredients are in our products.  Here is a list of some of the more commonly occurring ingredients.

Ingredient What it is
E100 Natural colour isolated from the roots and stem of Yellowroot (Curcuma longa and Curcuma domestica). Turmeric is the crude extract, whereas curcumin is the purified compound. It imparts the yellow colour to curry powder.  It is a natural food colouring and can be consumed by all religious groups, vegans and vegetarians
E120 Natural red food colour isolated from the insects Dactylopius coccus, living on different species of succulents.  As it is extracted from insects, E120 cannot be consumed by vegans and vegetarians and neither by some religious groups
E131 Also referred to as Paten Blue V. A synthetic blue colour. E131 can be consumed by all religious groups, vegans and vegetarians.
E133 Also referred to as Brilliant Blue.  A synthetic blue colour. E131 can be consumed by all religious groups, vegans and vegetarians
E153 Also referred to a Carbon Black.  Natural element, produced by burning vegetable matter. E153 can be consumed by all religious groups, vegans and vegetarians
Shellac Sometimes listed on ingredients as E904.  Natural polymer derived from the excretion of the Lac beetle.  It is often used as a coating or glazing agent.  E904 can be used by all religious groups and vegetarians (though some still prefer to avoid products containing it). Vegans generally avoid the product.  These are eliminated during purification.
Beeswax Sometimes listed on ingredients as E901.  It is a natural polymer produces by bees.   It is often used as a coating or glazing agent.   E901 can be used by all religious groups, vegetarians, as it does not contain animals. The wax is an exudate of the bees and soit is often not acceptable for Vegans.

 

Information Sources

www.food-info.net