E160e 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 name for E160e is beta-apo-8'-carotenal (C30).
E160e is an orange / red colouring and although synthetic when used as a food additive, also occurs naturally in tangerines and oranges. It is soluble in oil.
Frequent high doses of E160e may discolour the skin.
Examples of food and drink products that sometimes include E160e:
- processed cheese
- citrus fruits