Found in green vegetables, milk, eggs and yeast. Can be produced commercially from micro-organisms, such as yeast. Used to create a bright lemon yellow food colour. Found in salad dressings, confectionery, tablet coatings and powdered drinks.
E160a (i) and E160 (ii) Carotenes and Beta-carotenes
Natural colours isolated from plants. Some manufacturers use gelatine – which is not vegetarian – as a stabiliser. Used in butter and soft margarine, cakes, milk products and soft drinks.
What you need to know...
E numbers are codes for substances that are used as food additives. Some are natural, some artificial. Each of these additives is given its own unique number, making it easier for manufacturers to list which ones are included in foods.