Food orange 7
(2E,4E,6E,8E,10E,12E,14E,16E)-2,6,11,15-Tetramethyl-17-(2,6,6-trimethyl-1-cyclohexenyl)heptadeca-2,4,6,8,10,12,14,16-octaenoic acid ethyl ester
•Ethyl ester of beta-apo-8'-carotenic acid
3D model (JSmol)
|E number||E160f (colours)|
|Molar mass||460.69 g/mol|
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Food orange 7, the ethyl ester of beta-apo-8'-carotenic acid, is a carotenoid with an orange-red color. It is found in small quantities in some plants, but is often produced commercially from apocarotenal (E160e). It is used as a food coloring under the E number E160f and is approved for use in the EU and Australia and New Zealand  where it is listed as food additive 160f; it is banned in the United States.
- E160f, food-info.net
- UK Food Standards Agency: "Current EU approved additives and their E Numbers". Retrieved 2011-10-27.
- Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code"Standard 1.2.4 - Labelling of ingredients". Retrieved 2011-10-27.