E307 is an additive approved by the EU (European Union). It is used as a synthetic antioxidant in food and drink products.
The common name for E307 is alpha–tocopherol.
E307 is obtained by extraction from vegetable oils, such as wheat and rice germ, and can help prevent oxidation of Vitamin A. Its application to food products is limited by its strong flavour. E307 acts as an antioxidant in fatty products, mostly to prevent animal oils turning rancid.
Examples of food and drink products that may include E307:
- animal and vegetable oils
- animal and vegetable fats
- salad dressings