Indigotine, Indigo carmine

E Number E132
Name Indigotine, Indigo carmine
Class Colours
Groups Group III: Food colours with combined maximum limit
Additional details Blue to yellow color
Origin Synthetic
Common applications Caramels, ice creams, soft drinks, soups in powder, teas, biscuits, pastry, digestive salts and drugs
Observations May cause hyperactivity, hypertension, dermatologic reactions, nauseas, respiratory problems and allergies. At long term, may be carcinogenic and mutagenic.
Evaluation Precaution

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