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Antioxidant ( E310)

Also Known As : Propyl 3,4,5-trihydroxybenzoate, Propyl gallate, Gallic acid propyl ester, Tenox p g 3,4,5-trihydroxybenzene-1-propyl carboxylate, 3,4,5-trihydroxybenzoic acid propyl ester


Taste Profile

It is odourless with a slight bitter taste.

Usage Tips

  1. Antioxidant ( E310) is found in many food products like breakfast cereals, milk, cheese, salad dressings, oils and fats.

Common names and forms

  1. Permitted Antioxidants (INS-310)


Antioxidant ( E310) is a food additive which plays the role of an antioxidant in fatty food and drink products to prevent them from going rancid. It mainly protects against oxidation in food caused by free radicals. It is a synthetic compound produced by the esterification (production of an ester by combining alcohol and acid) of gallic acid, resulting in the formation of antioxidants ( E310). It is a white to creamy white, crystalline substance. Its drawback is that it becomes unstable at high temperatures, thus limiting its use in food and drink products.


Antioxidant ( E310) is considered highly risky for infants and young children as it may cause blood disorders. Its consumption in adults may lead to gastric disturbances and skin irritation.(1) It may lead to kidney and liver damage and may also cause allergy resulting in difficulty in breathing.(2)

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