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E901 : Bees wax

E901 (i) white bees wax
E901 (ii) yellow bees wax

Natural polymer produces by bees. The white wax is bleached by sunlight or hydrogen peroxide.

Function & Characteristics:
Coating, in chewing gum and part of honey flavour.

Many different foods and pharmaceutical products.

Acceptable daily intake (ADI) :
None determined

Side effects:
None known

Dietary restrictions:
None. E901 can be used by all religious groups, vegetarians, as it does not contain animals. The wax is an exudate of the bees and some vegans accept this product.



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