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Guide to Food Additives - Z

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Guide to Food Additives - Z

Name Other Names Purpose Source

Zeaxanthin

E161h

Imparts an orange-red pigment to foods.

Gives pigment to paprika, corn, saffron, wolfberries, and various plants. Present in dark leafy greens.

Zinc acetate

E650, Acetic acid, zinc salt of acetic acid

Zinc fortification in foods.

Synthesized by the action of acetic acid on zinc metal

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