|Additive Summary||Alkali-Sulphite Caramel (E150b)|
|Essence||Alkali-Sulphite Caramel or E150b is a highly processed form of sugar used for the notion of creating typically brown food color.|
|Names||Natural Brown 10, Caustic Sulfite Caramel, Class II Caramel, E150b, Alkali-Sulphite Caramel, and others.|
|Sourcing||Sugar and glucose are the two most common sourcing ingredients for making this additive.|
|Manufacturing||It is produced rather simply. Meaning, the sourcing ingredient is heated and burned, all while being in the presence of sulphite and alkali.|
|Application||Color (pale-yellow to amber to dark brown to black but typically red, water-soluble).|
|Acceptable Daily Intake||None determined.|
|Side Effects||As it is, in essence, a highly processed sugar, it can cause all the damage that too much sugar can. This includes bad digestive health, learning problems, obesity, weight gain, cancer, heart disease, diabetes, malnutrition, liver disease, leaky gut, and many other negative health outcomes.|
|Studies||735+ studies on Pubmed. 75+ studies on safety.|
|Allergens||It may or may not be Gluten-Free and Lactose-Free.|
|Diet Restrictions||It may or may not be Vegan-friendly.|
|Health Knight Assessment||Likely Harmful. | Category 4 Additive.|
|Products||Supplements and pharmaceuticals are relatively rare containing the Alkali-Sulphite Caramel (E150b).
It can be found in processed foods like candy, sweets, breakfast cereal, noodles, cookies, pastries, crackers, sauces, custards, bread, puddings, pizzas, salad, french fries, vegetarian meat alternatives, chips, waffles, toppings, donuts, tortillas, ice creams, dressings, vinegar, fillings, beef products, cereal bars, bouillons, food decorations, desserts, seasonings, spreads, green teas, baked beans, beers, soft drinks, rums, whiskies, brandies, yogurts, chocolates, pancakes, teas, chicken products, wines, gravy, oats, mints, energy drinks, mushrooms, gingerbreads, nachos, coatings, seafood products, veggie burgers, snacks, cheesecakes, broths, and others.