Some E-numbers are natural
It is often thought that E-numbers are all chemical-synthetic substances and therefore they cannot be used in processed organic food. But that is not the case. There are E-numbers which are produced naturally and can therefore be used in organic too. Examples are:
- Agar-Agar (E406) is the Malaysian word for 'jelly'. It is made from algae en used as an alternative for animal gelatine.
- Carob bean gum (E410) is an odorless powder that is obtained from the seeds of the carob tree. Mixed with water it is used as a vegetarian thickener in baby food.
Nature & More only supplies fresh food and vegetables, so additives are not a concern.