E-number: 123

Name: Amaranth
Alternative Names :C.I. 16185; FD&C Red 2; C.I. Acid Red 27; Red No. 2

Function: Colouring
Status: Halaal
Source: synthetic chemical, not the grain. FD and C Red No2, coal tar and azo dye – not permitted in Norway or USA.

Health Info!!

Health Code: Red
Hyperactivity, hives, asthma, rhinitis, aspirin sensitive pple may wish to avoid, may affect reproduction, liver, kidneys, birth defects, carcinogenic, teratogen

Uses: Packet cake mix, packet trifle mix, jelly crystals, cereal, soft drinks, blackcurrant products
Other Uses: Lipstick, rouge and other cosmetics