Agar Agar, CAS# 9002-18-0, is a gelatinous substance manufactured through plant extraction, available as white Powder. Agar Agar is widely used as thickeners. It is widely accepted as safe food additive in many countries with E number E406.
Is there some safety and/or health risk about Agar Agar that consumers need to know? Let's check out some basic facts about this ingredient.
GRAS Exemptions: Yes
Generally recognized as safe(GRAS) is a FDA designation that a specific substance or ingredient is generally considered safe by experts, and so is exempted from the usual Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) food additive tolerance requirements. Agar Agar is perfectly safe for using as food additives.
As Agar Agar is widely known as safe, there is no limit on dosage of intake. However, we still recommend consumers to consult professionals before using large quantity of Agar Agar for long period.
Special Groups Precaution
Special groups refer to newborns, children, pregnant and any other applicable vulnerable groups.
There is no evidence that Agar Agar could have any negative effects on these vulnerable groups. It should be safe to use Agar Agar in food for newborns and pregnant. However, we still recommend consumers to consult professionals before using large quantity of Agar Agar for long period in food for newborns or pregnant.
General Side Effects
Using of agar may lead to bowel blockage and trouble swallowing as agar might swell up and block bowel or eating tube. So agar should be taken along with a lot of water.
Reported Health Issues
No health issues about Agar Agar reported up to now.
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