Ethyl Maltol Side Effects

Ethyl Maltol E637 is 4-6 times strong than maltol. With its sweet, caramel, cotton candy odor, it is used in food blending of edible strawberry, caramel, jam, cotton candy. Though it’s considered safe, some are convinced it has potentially dangerous health effects.

What Is Ethyl Maltol E637?

Ethyl Maltol E637 is an ideal food additive. It can be used as a good flavoring agent in tobacco, food, beverages, essence, wine, cosmetics. It enhances the flavor of food and increases the sweetness effects of food. It is also used in bakery products, chocolates, chewing gums, cocoa products, coffee, tea and herbal infusions. Side effects at high doses include hepato-renal dysfunction and acute hemolysis. It acts as an antioxidant too and is thus anti-aging, anti-cancerous and is good for a healthy heart.

Possible Side Effects of Ethyl Maltol E637

Ethyl Maltol E637 is generally considered a safe ingredient. The side effects may:

  • Diarrhea
  • nausea
  • stomach upset

GRAS Affirmation: Yes

Generally recognized as safe (GRAS) is an American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) designation that a chemical or substance added to food is considered safe by experts, and so is exempted from the usual Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) food additive tolerance requirements. Ethyl Maltol E637 is considered safe by FDA.

Suggested Dosage


Special Populations Precaution

There is a lot of concern about diet and nutrition for these population, like Newborns, children, pregnant, sensitive to Ethyl Maltol E637 populations. Better consult to your doctor if you would like to intake Ethyl Maltol E637.




Related Research

1. The investigation of the binding behavior between ethyl maltol and human serum albumin by multi-spectroscopic methods and molecular docking. [Spectrochim Acta A Mol Biomol Spectrosc. 2012 Oct] Author: Yue Y, Liu J, Yao M, Yao X, Fan J, Ji H.

2. Sensitization of Escherichia coli to nisin by maltol and ethyl maltol. [Lett Appl Microbiol. 1996 Mar] Author: Schved F, Pierson MD, Juven BJ.

3. Characteristics of iron(III) uptake by isolated fragments of rat small intestine in the presence of the hydroxypyrones, maltol and ethyl maltol. [Biochem Pharmacol. 1988 May 15] Author: Levey JA, Barrand MA, Callingham BA, Hider RC.

4. Effects of the pyrones, maltol and ethyl maltol, on iron absorption from the rat small intestine. [J Pharm Pharmacol. 1987 Mar] Author: Barrand MA, Callingham BA, Hider RC.

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