E310 Propyl gallate)

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Propyl gallate



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Used to prevent rancidity in oily substances. It is derived from nut galls. It may cause gastric or skin irritation, gallates are not permitted in foods for infants and small children because of their known tendency to cause the blood disorder, methemoglobinemia.

Used in oils, margarine, lard and salad dressings, sometimes used in packaging.

Not recommended to be consumed by children.