food grade borax as a food additive

food grade borax as a food additive

Boron occurs naturally in food as borate (b 4 o 7 2- ) or boric acid. the richest sources of boron include fruits, leafy vegetables, legumes, and nuts. wine, cider and beer also contain high levels of boron. dairy products, fish, meats, and most grains are poor sources.
Usp borax has been naturally cleaned and processed to provide a higher-grade product approved by u.s. pharmacopeia for internal use. this ingredient may be added to foods and beverages or smoothies and green drinks. it is a pure white powder and has no fillers, additives or preservatives.
Note: the food additives status list is provided only as a quick look-up on the use limitations for a food additive. it is possible that mistakes or omissions could have occurred.
There is no food-grade borax available or necessary. all borax is the same and natural, and usually mined in california or turkey, whether it has been packed in china or any other country. the label usually states that it is 99% pure (or 990g/kg borax) which is safe to use, and is the legal standard for agricultural grade borax.

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