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10 Food Additives That Are Not As Bad As We Thought

Erythrosine (Red No. 3)

10 Food Additives That Are Not As Bad As We Thought

It’s possible that you might have ingested some erythrosine if you’ve eaten cherries or jam. But don’t worry. It’s not as bad as we think.

Erythrosine, commonly known as Red No. 3, is a beautiful red color that is used to make things a little brighter.

Yet, some of the claims about the possible impact of Red No. 3—that it can interfere with the pituitary gland and affect the development of sperm—put a damper on things.

Even though these claims are quite discouraging, the FDA states that Red No. 3 is safe.

After testing the additive, it has been concluded that Red No. 3 has no adverse impact on the health of humans or animals. However, there is a limit as to how much can be ingested.

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