E902 - Candelilla wax

Additive: E902 - Candelilla wax

Functions: Carrier, Emulsifier, Thickener

Candelilla wax is a wax derived from the leaves of the small Candelilla shrub native to northern Mexico and the southwestern United States, Euphorbia cerifera and Euphorbia antisyphilitica, from the family Euphorbiaceae. It is yellowish-brown, hard, brittle, aromatic, and opaque to translucent. - Wikipedia

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EFSA evaluation: Scientific Opinion on the re-evaluation of candelilla wax -E 902- as a food additive. (2012-11-16)

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