E101(i) = Vitamin B2
E101 (i) and E101 (ii) are a food
additives approved by the European Union (EU).
they are used as natural
colouring agents in food products.
The common names for E101 (ii) and (ii) are Riboflavin and Riboflavin-5'phosphate,
E101 (i) is better known
as Vitamin B2.
These colourings occur naturally in liver, kidney, eggs,
milk and vegetables. They can also be prepared industrially
by synthesis of certain yeasts. E101 gives foods a yellow
colour but its use is limited by its low
E101 in the diet is essential in order for antibody
production and for the formation of red blood cells.
Examples of food/drink products that may include E101:
Fish fingers, cheese, margarine, cereal, sauces, soups and bakery products.