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Also Known As : Acetic Acid, Vinegar, Ethanoic acid


Taste Profile

It has a sour taste.

Usage Tips

  1. E260 can be used as a preservative and pickling agent.
  2. It can be used in pickles, marinades, salad dressings, vinaigrettes, bread, beer, fruit sauces and brown sauce.

Common names and forms

  1. Acetic Acid
  2. Acetic Acid (260)
  3. Acetic Acid (Acidifying Agent, E260)
  4. Acetic acid (Acidity regulator, E260)
  5. Acetic Acid (Acidity Regulator)
  6. Acetic Acid (E260)
  7. Acetic Acid (INS260)
  8. Acetic Acid Regulator (E-260)
  9. Acidifying Agent (260)
  10. Acidifying Agent (INS 260)
  11. Acidifying Agent E260
  12. Acidity Regulator (260)
  13. Acidity Regulator (Acetic Acid : E260)
  14. Acidity Regulator (E 260)
  15. Acidity Regulator (INS 260)
  16. Acidity regulator INS 260(ii)
  17. Acidity Regulator: Acetic Acid
  18. Acidity Regultor (INS 260)
  19. Permitted Acid (INS 260)
  20. Permitted Acidity Regulator (E260)
  21. Permitted Acidity Regulator (INS260)
  22. Permitted Acids (E260)
  23. Preservative (E260)
  24. Preservatives (INS260)
  25. Stabilizer E260


E260 is a colourless liquid organic compound with pungent characteristic odour. It is an acid that occurs naturally. It can also be produced synthetically either by acetylene or by using methanol.It is considered as a natural preservative for food products.

Health benefits

  • E260 has powerful antibacterial properties.(1)
  • It helps to reduce blood pressure.(1)
  • It also help to reduce inflammation.(1)
  • It promotes blood sugar control.(1)
  • It also supports weight loss.(1)

Selection Guide

Look for the expiration date on the packaging of E260.


E260 can cause burning sensation if comes in contact with the skin directly.(2)

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