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What is Erythrosine Used For? Health Benefits and Side Effects of Erythrosine in Food

Erythrosine is used as a coloring agent, in printing inks, as biological stains to observe microorgainisms, as a dental plaque disclosing agent and as a radiopaque medium. It is also used in candies and as cake decorating gels. It is used to color pistachio shells. Health benefits incude increased milk production in lactating mothers. Taking Erythrosine in high doses can be carcinogenic. It also causes allergic reactions like breathlessness, chest tightness, headache and skin irritation. It is used in cocktails, chocolate, scotch eggs, tinned fruits, dressed crabs, luncheon meat, garlic sausage, salmon spread, stuffed olives, sweets, biscuits, bakery bread and snack foods.

by Margaret Walker on Wed, 03/09/2011 - 16:30


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