E310 - Propyl gallate

Group: Acids, Antioxidants, Mineral salts

Description: used to prevent rancidity in oily substances; derived from nutgalls; may cause gastric or skin irritation, gallates are not permitted in foods for infants and small children because of their known tendency to cause the blood disorder, methaemoglobinemia; used in oils, margarine, lard and salad dressings, sometimes used in packaging

Animal Origin: No

Warnings: May cause gastric or skin irritation, blood disorder, methemoglobinemia

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