E160f is a food additive approved by the European Union (EU). It is used as a natural colouring agent in food and drink products.
The common name for E160f is the ethyl ester of Beta-apo-8'-carotenic acid (C30).
E160f is an orange / red colouring, that is partially soluble in water. It occurs naturally in many plants but can also be commercially produced from beta-apo-8'-carotenal (C30), which is also known as E160e.
No adverse health effects have been found in connection with the use of E160f.
Examples of food and drink products that sometimes include E160f:
- processed cheese
- citrus fruits