COMPLIANCE OF CARMINIC ACID APPLICATION WITH EUROPEAN LEGISLATION FOR FOOD SAFETY AND PUBLIC HEALTH

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  • Iliana Lazova-Borisova Agricultural Academy, Institute of Cryobiology and Food Technology, Department of Food Technologies,1373 Sofia, 30 Suhodolska street, Bulgaria
  • Ioannis Adamopoulos Hellenic Republic, Region of Attica, Department of Environmental hygiene and Public Health and Sanitarian inspections, Greece

Keywords:

carminic acid, natural colorants, fatty acids

Abstract

The aim of this investigation is to identify suitable flours based on their mineral composition for the production of gluten-free high-protein cakes, incorporating carminic acid (E120) and ensuring compliance with food safety regulations as per European legislation. The study reveals that by combining whole grain bio spelt flour, bio sesame meal, butter, honey, carminic acid, natural colorants, bio sunflower flour, and gelatin in appropriate proportions, gluten-free cakes with favorable technological attributes can be achieved. These cakes are characterized by their high protein and omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acid content, alongside a low carbohydrate composition. Furthermore, the products are free from genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and incorporate natural colorants. They exhibit elevated levels of essential minerals such as iron (Fe), zinc (Zn), calcium (Ca), and sodium (Na), as well as a rich vitamin profile encompassing vitamins A, K, B6, B2, B12, B17, and C. With an energy value of 270 kcal per 100g, these new products cater to the dietary requirements of individuals with specific health needs, including those with type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and gastroenterological diseases, while also appealing to the general consumer.

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Published

2024-03-06

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Lazova-Borisova, I., & Adamopoulos , I. . (2024). COMPLIANCE OF CARMINIC ACID APPLICATION WITH EUROPEAN LEGISLATION FOR FOOD SAFETY AND PUBLIC HEALTH. International Journal of Agricultural and Natural Sciences, 17(1), 89–99. Retrieved from https://ijans.org/index.php/ijans/article/view/847

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