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Food Colour (171)

Also Known As : Titan white/Tiox, Titanium White


Usage Tips

  1. It is mainly used as whitening and brightening agent in cheeses, sauces, skimmed milk, ice cream, confectionery products, sweets, candies, chewing gum, pastries, and cookies
  2. It is also used as a powder to sprinkle over doughnuts.

Common names and forms

  1. Colour (171)
  2. Colour E171
  3. Permitted Synthetic Food Colour (INS 171)
  4. Permitted Synthetic Food Colours E171
  5. Synthetic Food Colour Titanium Dioxide E171
  6. Titanium Dioxide (Color)
  7. Titanium Dioxide (E171 )


E171 is a food colouring. It is a natural white coloring agent for food and beverages. It is obtained from minerals like rutile, anatase and brookite. It has bright white to light bluish color. E171 is widely used in Mozzarella cheese and horseradish creams, in toothpaste (as the whitening agent) and white paint. It is used to achieve a white, opaque or cloudy colour.

Selection Guide

Look for the "use-by" date on the packaging of Food Colour (171).

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