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E249 (Potassium Nitrite) Print

E-number: 249

Name: Potassium Nitrite
Alternative Names :N/A

Function: Preservative, Colour fixative
Status: Halaal
Source: from nitrous acid.

Health Info!!

Health Code: Red
Asthma, kidney inflamation, behavioural problems, dizziness, headache, may form nitrosamines, not permitted in foods for babies under 6 months, inhibits oxygen in the blood, carcinogenic

Uses: Corned, cured, pickled, manufactured and pressed meats
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