Non Vegan Food Additives

E Numbers are simply artificial food additives, like colourants, flavourants, antioxidants, preservatives, stabilisers, thickeners etc.
Many are not vegan. I have a list on my phone to check because there are so many in food, soaps, shampoo etc (Everything)

It is good to know these……

E Numbers definitely containing animal products/derivatives:

E120 – Cochineal (crushed scale of Dactylopius Coccus, a type of cactus beetle)
E441 – Gelatine (animal hoof/skin)
E542 – Bone Phosphate
E631 – Disodium inosinate (fish derivative)
E635 – Disodium ribonucleotides
E901 – Beeswax
E904 – Shellac (insect origin)
E966 – Lactitol (milk derivative)
E1105 – Lysozyme (found in egg whites)

E Numbers possibly containing animal products/derivatives: (unfortunately it is not generally stated as to whether these additives are synthesised or derived from animal products, but it is fair to assume that in some cases they contain animal products)

E104 – Quinoline Yellow
E160 – Alpha-, beta-, gamma carotene
E161 – Canthaxanthin
E252 – Potassium Nitrate
E270 – Lactic Acid
E304 – Ascorbyl Palmitate
E304 – Ascorbyl Stearate
E322 – Lecithin (may be made from eggs)
E325 – Sodium Lactate
E326 – Potassium Lactate
E327 – Calcium Lactate
E422 – Glycerol/Glycerin
E(430 – 436) – Polyoxyethylenes
E442 – Ammonium Phosphotides
E445 – Glycerol esters of wood resin
E470(a) – Sodium, potassium and calcium salts of fatty acids
E470(b) – Magnesium salts of fatty acids
E471 – Mono- and di-glycerides of fatty acids
E472(a) – Acetic acid esters of mono- and di-glycerides of fatty acids
E472(b) – Lactic acid esters of mono- and di-glycerides of fatty acids
E472(c) – Citric acid esters of mono- and di-glycerides of fatty acids
E472(d) – Tartaric acid esters of mono- and di-glycerides of fatty acids
E472(e) – Mono- and di-acetyl tartaric acid esters of mono- and di-glycerides of fatty acids
E472(f) – Mixed acetic and tartaric acid esters of mono- and di-glycerides of fatty acids
E473 – contains fatty acids
E474 – Sucroglycerides
E475 – Polyglycerol esters of fatty acids
E476 – Polyglycerol esters of polycondensed fatty acids of caster oil
E477 – contains fatty acids
E479(b) – contains fatty acids
E481 – Sodium stearoyl-2-lactylate
E482 – Calcium stearoyl-2-lactylate
E483 – Stearyl tartrate
E(491 – 495) – Sorbitan
E570 – Stearic acid
E585 – Ferrous Lactate
E640 – Glycine and its sodium salt
E920 – L-cysteine and L-cysteine hydrochloride
E1518 – Glycerol

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