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E958 - Glycyrrhizin

Additives: E958 - Glycyrrhizin

Glycyrrhizin -or glycyrrhizic acid or glycyrrhizinic acid- is the chief sweet-tasting constituent of Glycyrrhiza glabra -liquorice- root. Structurally, it is a saponin used as an emulsifier and gel-forming agent in foodstuffs and cosmetics. Its aglycone is enoxolone assessed as a prodrug used in Japan to reduce the risk of liver cancer in people with chronic hepatitis C. - Wikipedia

Names: Acide glycyrrhizique et sels, Glycyrrhizine, Liquorice

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