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Ferrous Gluconate

Also Known As : Iron Gluconate, E 579, INS 579


Usage Tips

  1. It is used as a food supplement.

Common names and forms

  1. Color retention Agent (INS 579)
  2. Colour Retention Agent (E579)
  3. Stabilizer (E 579)


Ferrous gluconate is an iron supplement. It is an iron salt of gluconic acid which is a black compound and has a faint odour of burnt sugar.

Health benefits

  • Ferrous gluconate is beneficial to treat low iron levels in the body.(1)


Ferrous gluconate can cause diarrhea, constipation and stomach discomfort.(2)

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