25 October 2021
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E106 – Riboflavin-5 Sodium Phosphate

Number: E106

Name: Riboflavin-5 Sodium Phosphate (sometimes referred to as E101)

Other names: vitamin B2

Function: Colour

Description: yellow colour

Appearance: crystalline yellow powder  with a delicate fragrance

Origin: as a natural pigment found in foods: milk, yoghurt, buttermilk, yeast, lean cheese, almonds, walnuts, mushrooms, venison, liver, green parts of vegetables, salmon, trout, mackerel, wholemeal bread, clam, bean, peas, soy and various types of meat. 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 to the functioning of the eye