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E140 - Chlorophylls and Chlorophyllins

Additives: E140 - Chlorophylls and Chlorophyllins

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Functions: Colour - Color

Chlorophyll d is a form of chlorophyll, identified by Harold Strain and Winston Manning in 1943. It is present in cyanobacteria which use energy captured from sunlight for photosynthesis. Chlorophyll d absorbs far-red light, at 710 nm wavelength, just outside the optical range. An organism that contains chlorophyll d is adapted to an environment such as moderately deep water, where it can use far red light for photosynthesis, although there is not a lot of visible light. - Wikipedia

Risk of overexposure

EFSA evaluation: Scientific Opinion on the re-evaluation of chlorophylls -E 140i- as food additives (2015-05-07)

Names: Chlorophylles, Chlorophyllines, Phéophytine au magnésium, Chlorophylle, Chlorophylles magnésium, CI 75810, Vert naturel CI n°3, chlorophylle α, chlorophylle β, chlorophylle alpha, chlorophylle beta, E140a, sels basiques des chlorophyllines, Vert naturel CI no5, CI 75815, Vert naturel CI n°5, chlorophylline sodique, chlorophylline potassique, Chlorophyllines, E140b

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