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E Numbers

Which E Numbers Are Vegan?
Posted on December 12, 2013
by karenelated in Food 

If you are an ethical consumer you will want to know what is in the food you eat and feed your family. When reading ingredient lists it is often easy to spot the animal derived ingredients. However, the E Numbers can be confusing. Here is a complete listing that details whether they are of animal origin, or suitable for vegans. x E Numbers of Animal Origin ? Possibly Animal Derived E Numbers √ Vegan E Numbers Note: The mobi site loads this page quickly and easily for your on the spot ingredient dilemmas.

Also see: — Animal Derived Ingredients — Is it Vegan? Not Vegan – E Numbers of Animal Origin

These E Numbers are to be avoided as they are definitely of animal origin. x E120 – Carmine Dye from Cochineal Beetles, Natural Red 4 x E441 – Gelatine x E542 – Edible Bone Phosphate x E631 – Sodium 5′-Inosinate – Glutamic Acid x E901 – Beeswax, white and yellow x E904 – Shellac – Resin from Lac Bug x E910 – L-cysteine x E913 – Lanolin, sheep wool grease x E920 – L-cysteine x E921 – L-cysteine x E966 – Lactitol

Possibly Animal Derived E Numbers These E Numbers could come from vegan, or animal origin. You will need to check with the supplier periodically to determine which source they used for each product.

Be aware that suppliers will sometimes change their source without correcting the ingredient list. ?
E153 – Carbon black, Vegetable carbon ?
E161 g – Canthaxanthin ?
E161h – Zeaxanthin ?
E161i – Citranaxanthin ?
E161j – Astaxanthin ?
E252 – Potassium nitrate (Saltpetre) ?
E270 – Lactic acid ?
E322 – Lecithin ?
E325 – Sodium lactate ? E326 – Potassium lactate ? E327 – Calcium lactate ? E422 – Glycerol ? E430 – Polyoxyethene (8) stearate ? E431 – Polyoxyethene (40) stearate ? E432 – Polyoxyethene (20) sorbitan monolaurate (polysorbate 20) ? E433 – Polyoxyethene (20) sorbitan monooleate (polysorbate 80) ? E434 – Polyoxyethene (20) sorbitan monopalmitate (polysorbate 40) ? E435 – Polyoxyethene (20) sorbitan monostearate (polysorbate 60) ? E436 – Polyoxyethene (20) sorbitan tristearate (polysorbate 65) ? E442 – Ammonium phosphatides ? E470a – Sodium, potassium and calcium salts of fatty acids ? E470b – Magnesium salts of fatty acids ? E471 – Mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids (glyceryl monostearate, glyceryl distearate) ? E472a – Acetic acid esters of mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids ? E472b – Lactic acid esters of mono- and diglycerides of fatty acid ? E472c – Citric acid esters of mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids ? E472d – Tartaric acid esters of mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids ? E472e – Mono- and diacetyl tartaric acid esters of mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids ? E472f – Mixed acetic and tartaric acid esters of mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids ? E473 – Sucrose esters of fatty acids ? E474 – Sucroglycerides ? E475 – Polyglycerol esters of fatty acids ? E476 – Polyglycerol polyricinoleate ? E477 – Propane-1, 2-diol esters of fatty acids, propylene glycol esters of fatty acids ? E478 – Lactylated fatty acid esters of glycerol and propane-1 ? E479b – Thermally oxidized soya bean oil interacted with mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids ? E481 – Sodium stearoyl-2-lactylate ? E482 – Calcium stearoyl-2-lactylate ? E483 – Stearyl tartrate ? E491 – Sorbitan monostearate ? E492 – Sorbitan tristearate ? E493 – Sorbitan monolaurate ? E494 – Sorbitan monooleate ? E495 – Sorbitan monopalmitate ? E570 – Stearic acid ? E572 – Magnesium stearate, calcium stearate ? E585 – Ferrous lactate ? E627 – Disodium guanylate, sodium guanylate ? E631 – Disodium inosinate ? E635 – Disodium 5′-ribonucleotides ? E640 – Glycine and its sodium salt Vegan E Numbers These E Numbers are definitely vegan. They are derived from mineral, or vegetable sources. √ Food Colourings E100, E101, E101a, E102, E103, E104, E105, E106, E107, E110, E111, E121, E122, E123, E124, E125, E126, E127, E128, E129, E130, E131, E132, E133, E140, E141, E142, E143, E150a, E150b, E150c, E150d, E151, E152, E154, E155, E160a, E160b, E160c, E160d, E160e, E160f, E161a, E161b, E161c, E161d, E161e, E161f, E162, E163, E170, E171, E172, E173, E174, E175, E180, E181 √Preservatives E200, E201, E202, E203, E210, E211, E212, E213, E214, E215, E216, E217, E218, E219, E220, E221, E222, E223, E224, E225, E226, E227, E228, E230, E231, E232, E233, E234, E235, E236, E237, E238, E239, E240, E242, E249, E250, E251, E260, E261, E262, E263, E264, E280, E281, E282, E283, E284, E285, E290, E296, E297 √Antioxidants E300, E301, E302, E303, E304, E306, E307, E308, E309, E310, E311, E312, E315, E316, E317, E318, E319, E320, E321, E329, E330, E331, E332, E333, E334, E335, E336, E337, E338, E339, E340, E341, E343, E350, E351, E352, E353, E354, E355, E356, E357, E363, E365, E366, E367, E370, E375, E380, E381, E385, E400, E401, E402, E403, E404, E405, E406, E407, E407a, E410, E412, E413, E414, E415, E416, E417, E418, E420, E421, E425, E440, E444, E445, E450, E451, E452, E459, E460, E461, E462, E463, E464, E465, E466, E468, E469 √Anti-Caking Agents E500, E501, E503, E504, E507, E508, E509, E510, E511, E512, E513, E517, E518, E519, E520, E521, E522, E523, E524, E525, E526, E527, E528, E529, E530, E535, E536, E538, E540, E541, E543, E544, E545, E550, E551, E552, E553b, E554, E555, E556, E558, E559, E574, E575, E576, E577, E578, E579, E585 √Flavour Enhancers E620, E621, E622, E623, E624, E625, E626, E628, E629, E630, E632, E633, E634, E636, E637 √Miscellaneous E900, E902, E903, E905, E905a, E905b, E905c, E906, E907, E908, E912, E914, E915, E922, E923, E924, E925, E926, E927, E297b, E928, E930, E938, E939, E940, E941, E942, E943a, E943b, E944, E948, E949, E950, E951, E952, E953, E954, E955, E957, E959, E965, E966, E967, E999 √Additional Chemicals E1103, E1105, E1106, E1107, E1108, E1109, E1110, E1111, E1112, E1113, E1114, E1115, E1116, E1117, E1118, E1119, E1120, E1121, E1122, E1123, E1124, E1125, E1126, E1127, E1128, E1129, E1130, E1131, E1132, E1133, E1134, E1135, E1136, E1137, E1138, E1139, E1140, E1141, E1142, E1143, E1144, E1145, E1146, E1147, E1148, E1149, E1150, E1151, E1152, E1153, E1154, E1155, E1156, E1157, E1158, E1159, E1160, E1161, E1162, E1163, E1164, E1165, E1166, E1167, E1168, E1169, E1170, E1171, E1172, E1173, E1174, E1175, E1176, E1177, E1178, E1179, E1180, E1181, E1182, E1183, E1184, E1185, E1186, E1187, E1188, E1189, E1190, E1191, E1192, E1193, E1194, E1195, E1196, E1197, E1198, E1199, E1200, E1201, E1202, E1400, E1401, E1402, E1403, E1404, E1410, E1412, E1413, E1414, E1420, E1421, E1422, E1430, E1440, E1441, E1442, E1450, E1451, E1505, E1510, E1518, E1520 Do you have any suggestions or information for us to add to this list? Let me know.   Share this: 378Share on Facebook (Opens in new window)14Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Tags: All Members ← December 2013 – What Would it Take To Make You Feel Elated?Vegan Food Groups → 2 Responses to “Which E Numbers Are Vegan?” Michaela October 28, 2014 at 5:35 pm # The list seems to be incorrect. For example, E101 (riboflavin) can be made from (dried) whey, therefore it’s not vegan. REPLY karenelated October 28, 2014 at 7:20 pm # Hi Michaela. Although riboflavin can be found in milk, almonds, cheese, mushrooms, leafy greens, legumes and liver; when it is commercially produced as a food additive ie E101, then it is manufactured synthetically in large manufacturing plants using microorganisms or prepared from yeast. While there is a high probability that a riboflavin (Vit B2) health supplement might come from an animal product, there is a virtually non-existent chance of that being the case when being mass produced and described as the food additive E101. REPLY Leave a Reply Name (Required) Email (Required) Website Select an image for your comment (GIF, PNG, JPG, JPEG): Subscribe and comment. Or subscribe without commenting. Elated’s Mission Elated strives to end the exploitation of farmed animals and help people live a more joyful life through vegan education. Posts & Articles ►Vegan ►Animals ►Health ►Diet ►Shopping ►Food ►Recipes ►Quotes Stay Connected Sign up for Elated’s Monthly Newsletter Become an Elated Subscriber! Become an Elated Subscriber and get to see all new posts and recipes first. Join the community and make the world a better place for people and animals. Thank you! 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