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E132 is a food additive approved by the European Union (EU). It is used as a synthetic colouring agent in food and drink products.

The common names for E132 are indigontine and indigo carmine.

E132 is highly soluble in water and gives a blue colouring. It is most commonly used as an additive to capsules and tablets. It is a coal tar derivative and may also be used as a biological stain. E132 occurs naturally in the shrub indigofera tinctoria, but is always synthesised when used commercially.

E132 has been found by some studies to cause nausea, vomiting, high blood pressure (hypertension), breathing difficulties and skin irritation. It is banned in Norway.

Examples of food and drink products that sometimes include E132:

  • sweets
  • ice creams
  • bakery products
  • biscuits

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