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Uses: Amaranth is used in cake mixes, fruit-flavoured fillings, jelly crystals, prawns and packet cake mixes, soups and trifle.

Can provoke asthma, eczema and hyperactivity; All child bearing women should avoid it as it could cause birth defects and foetal deaths. Can cause urticaria (Skin rash) and liver problems possibly also cancer.


Not recommended for consumption by children.

Banned in Austria, Japan, Norway, Russia, Sweden, USA, Italy and France.

Description: Amaranth originally derived from the small herbaceous plant of the same name. It is a purplish-red (blackcurrant) synthetic coal tar or azo dye, Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon.

It is used in dyeing and colour photography.

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