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In Europe, a number system is used to indicate additives and such, and I found it a bit tricky buying products without being sure if they were compliant or not.

Below are the ones to avoid for sure, but perhaps there are more that i'm not aware of yet, feel free to comment! (wasn't sure if this was the right place to post this topic, hope i did ok! :))

By the way, not all E-numbers are evil ;)

E-150b (sulphite)

E-150d (sulphite)

E-221 to E-228 (sulphites)

E-407 (carrageenan)

E-621 (MSG or Ve Tsin)

A complete list of all the numbers: http://www.laleva.cc/food/enumbers/Enumbers.html

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Thanks Penotti, as you say not all E- numbers are evil, and the E means they have been tested so that's something!

I got caught with E621 in my kimchi :(

Would be handy to scribble the numbers above on a scrap of paper to keep in ones wallet.

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I actually found a few more E numbers to avoid for all of our UK Whole30'ers:


E220 Sulphur dioxide
E221 Sodium sulphite
E222 Sodium hydrogen sulphite
E223 Sodium metabisulphite
E224 Potassium metabisulphite
E226 Calcium sulphite
E227 Calcium hydrogen sulphite
E228 Potassium hydrogen sulphite

E150b Caustic sulphite caramel
E150d Sulphite ammonia caramel

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