Food additive E551 could promote celiac disease

E551, more commonly known as silicon dioxide, is a powder composed of nanoparticles (i.e., particles < 100 nm in size). It serves as an anti-caking agent in an array of dry and powdered foods, including soups, spices, cereal-based infant formula, instant coffee, cocoa mix, and freeze-dried pasta. It can be found among the ingredients of over 2,600 processed foods worldwide.

This article was originally published on MedicalXpress.com

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