E220 - Sulphur dioxide

Group: Preservatives

Description: derived from coal tar; all sulphur drugs are toxic and restricted in use (in USA, FDA prohibits their use on raw fruits and vegetables), produced by combustion of sulphur or gypsum; known to provoke asthma attacks and difficult to metabolise for those with impaired kidney function, also destroys vitamin B1; typical products are beer, soft drinks, dried fruit, juices, cordials, wine, vinegar, potato products

Animal Origin: No

Warnings: Known to provoke asthma attacks, difficult to metabolize, destroys vitamin B1

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