E-number: 558

Name: Betonite
Alternative Names :Bentonitum; soap clay.

Function: Thickener, Anticaking agent
Status: Halaal
Source: clay deposite.

Health Info!!

Health Code: Yellow
safe in food use, may clog skin pores inhibiting proper skin function [see E173]

Uses: Colouring in wine, sugar brewing and purification, settling wine sediments
Other Uses: Cosmetics, facial masks, animal and poultry feeds, detergents