25 October 2021
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E101 – Riboflavin

Number : E101

Name: Riboflavin

Other names: vitamin B2

Function: Colour

Description: yellow colour

Appearance: crystalline yellow powder  with a delicate fragrance

Orgin: as a natural pigment found in foods: milk, yoghurt, buttermilk, yeast, lean cheese, almonds, walnuts, mushrooms, venision, liver, green parts of vegetables, salamon, trout, mackerel, wholemeal bread, clam, bean, peas, soy and various types of meat

Appearance: krystaliczny proszek o barwie żółtej, o delikatnym zapachu

Commercially prepared from yeasts. It is also manufactured synthetically.

Application: yellow food colour

Daily intake: up to 0,5mg/kg body weight according to EFSA (European Food Safety Authority)


  • is not very soluble in water.
  • can be consumed by all religious groups, vegans and vegetarians
  • although it can be produced from milk, this is not done commercially
  • it is important in the functioning of the eye