E312 Dodecyl gallate

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Dodecyl gallate



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E312 is synthesised from lauryl alcohol and gallic acid, which is produced from plant tannins. Anti-oxidant in fatty products, especially added to prevent rancidity.

Used in oils and fats, margarine, soups, etc.

It is degraded in the intestine to lauryl alcohol and gallic acid. Gallic acid can cause eczema, stomach problems and hyperactivity. Not recommended to be consumed by children.