Name: Riboflavin-5 Sodium Phosphate (sometimes referred to as E101)
Other names: vitamin B2
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