Halal or Haram Food Additive

Understand Halal or Haram Food Additive

Islamic Law for Food Additives

Food Additive 246x300 Halal or Haram Food AdditiveFOOD ADDITIVE FUNCTIONS ISLAMIC STATUS

1 Acacia gum Stabiliser; emulsifier
Halal

2 Adipic acid Tartness
Halal

3

Agar

Gelling agent; retards sugar crystallisation

Halal

4

Algin

Suspending & thickening agent; film forming agent; prevents syneresis

Halal

5

Alkali

Adjusts alkalinity

Halal

6

Ammonium carrageenan

Gelling agent

Halal (plant)

7

Antioxidant

Stabilises fatty acids

Mashbuh

8

Artificial colour

Adds colour

Halal

9

Ascorbic acid

Vitamin C; stabiliser; colour preservative

Halal

10

Benzoate of Soda

Preservative

Halal

11

BHA

Chemical preservative; antioxidant

Halal

12

BHT

Chemical preservative; antioxidant

Halal

13

Calcium carrageenan

Thickener; gelling agent; improves body & mouth feel

Halal (plant)

14

Calcium disodium EDTA

Sequestrant; stabiliser

Halal

15

Calcium propionate

Preservative

Halal

16

Calcium saccharin

Sweetener

Halal

17

Calcium salt

Flavour enhancer

Halal

18

Calcium silicate

Anti-caking agent

Halal

19

Calcium stearoyl lactylate

Whipping agent

Mashbuh

20

Carrageenan

Gelling agent; emulsifier; thickener; suspending agent

Halal (plant)

21

Carrot oil

Colouring agent

Halal

22

Cellulose gum

Stabiliser; solubility

Halal

23

Citrate

Prevents crystallisation; enhances flavour

Halal

24

Cobalt sulphate

Prevents oxidative deterioration

Halal

25

Corn starch

Anti-caking agent; thickener

Halal

26

Dextrin

Emulsifier

Halal

27

Dipotassium phosphate

Emulsifier; stabiliser

Halal

28

Disodium inosinate

Flavour adjuvant

Halal

29

Disodium phosphate

Emulsifier

Halal

30

Erythorbic acid

Chemical preservative

Halal

31

Ethoxyquin

Antioxidant

Halal

32

Ferric Orthophosphate

Nutritive

Halal

33

Ferrous gluconate

Nutrient/dietary supplement

Halal

34

Fumaric acid

Tartness; flavouring agent

Halal

35

Glutamic acid

Flavour enhancer

Halal

36

Glycerine

Moistness

Mashbuh

37

Glycerol monostearate

Moistness; emulsifier

Mashbuh

38

Glycine

Sweetener

Halal

39

Guar gum

Stabiliser; thickening agent

Halal

40

Gum arabic

Emulsifier; thickener; adhesive

Halal

41

Gum tragacanth

Thickener; binder; stabiliser

Mashbuh

42

Hydroxylated lecithin

Emulsifier

Halal

43

Invertase

Prevents crystallising

Halal

44

Isopropyl citrate

Improves & protects flavour

Halal

45

Lactic acid

Adjusts acidity; flavouring agent

Halal (synthetic)

46

Lactostearin

Emulsifier; inhibits spoilage

Halal

47

Lactylate

Inhibits spoilage; flavouring agent

Halal

48

Lecithin

Emulsifier

Mashbuh

49

Malic acid

Malt diastase

Halal

50

Malt diastase

Prevents crystallising

Halal

51

Methyl cellulose

Vegetable gum thickener; emulsifier; stabiliser

Halal

52

Methyl silicone

Better frying; antifoam

Halal

53

Mono- & di-glyceride

Emulsifiers; extractants; improve texture

Mashbuh (Halal if from plant)

54

MSG

Flavour enhancer

Halal

55

Oxysterin

Inhibits crystallisation; release agent

Mashbuh

56

Pectin

Suspending agent; improves colour

Halal

57

Phosphoric acid

Acidulant

Halal

58

Polysorbate 60 &

Emulsifiers

Mashbuh

Polysorbate 80

59

Potassium citrate

Sequestrant

Halal

60

Potassium phosphate

Sequestrant; production of caramel

Halal

61

Potassium sorbate

Preservative

Halal

62

Propyl gallate

Antioxidant

Halal

63

Propylene glycol

Emulsifying agent; solvent

Halal

64

Propylene glycol alginate

Emulsifier

Mashbuh

65

Propylene glycol

Emulsifier

Mashbuh

monostearate

66

Saccharine

Sweetener

Halal (discouraged for health reasons)

67

Silicon dioxide

Prevents caking

Halal

68

Sodium acid pyrophosphate

Sequestrant

Halal

69

Sodium alginate

Stabiliser

Halal

70

Sodium ascorbate

Vitamin C; preservative; colour fixative

Halal

71

Sodium benzoate

Preservative; anti-microbial agent

Halal

72

Sodium bicarbonate

Chemical preservative

Halal

73

Sodium bisulphite

Chemical preservative

Halal

74

CMC

Stabiliser; prevents syneresis; retains moisture

Halal

75

Sodium caseinate

Binding agent; nutrient

Halal

76

Sodium citrate

Controls acid; improves & protects flavour

Halal

77

Sodium erythorbate

Colour fixing agent

Halal

78

Sodium hexametaphosphate

Sequestrant; water blending agent

Halal

79

Sodium lauryl sulphate

Whipping agent

Mashbuh

80

Sodium nitrate

Colour fixative; preservative

Halal (watch for health reason)

81

Sodium nitrite

Preservative; colour fixative

Halal (discouraged for health reasons)

82

Sodium phosphate

Sequestrant

Halal

83

Sodium propionate

Anti-microbial agent

Halal

84

Sodium silicoaluminate

Prevents lumping

Halal

85

Sodium stearate

Conditioning agent

Mashbuh

86

Sodium stearoyl-2-lactylate

Suspending agent

Mashbuh

87

Sodium sulphite

Anti-microbial; preserves colour & flavour

Halal

88

Sorbic acid

Chemical preservatives

Halal

89

Sorbitan monostearate

Emulsifier; surfactant

Mashbuh

90

Sorbitol

Improves texture; nutrient

Halal

91

Soybean lecithin

Emulsifier

Halal

92

Stannous Chloride

Chemical preservative

Halal

93

Sulphur dioxide

Preservative; anti-microbial

Halal

94

Tartaric acid

Flavour enhancer

Halal

95

Titanium dioxide

Colouring agent

Halal

96

Vanilla

Flavouring agent

Mashbuh

97

Vanillin

Flavouring agent

Mashbuh

98

Vinegar

Preservative

Halal

99

Whey

Nutrient

Mashbuh (when enzymes are used, it should be investigated)

100

Yeast

Fermenting agent

Mashbuh (Haram when it produces ethyl alcohol during fermentation)

101

Zein

Coating agent

Halal

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