E310 - Propyl gallate

Functions: Antioxidant

Propyl gallate, or propyl 3‚4,5-trihydroxybenzoate is an ester formed by the condensation of gallic acid and propanol. Since 1948, this antioxidant has been added to foods containing oils and fats to prevent oxidation. As a food additive, it is used under the E number E310. - Wikipedia

Risk of overexposure

EFSA evaluation: Scientific Opinion on the re-evaluation of propyl gallate -E 310- as a food additive (2014-04-24)

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