Warning : Increases the amount of bad cholesterol, and is a factor in the preparation of cardio-vascular diseases. More dangerous than animal fats. It is believed it causes many other diseases: Alzheimer's, cancer, diabetes, disorders of liver functions belong.
Comment : There are trends in Europe and America to limit its use in food
Comment : Although there are no known side effects from the use of sodium hydroxide in small amounts in larger quantities can be very harmful. Banned in Australia for that reason.
Used to counteract the acidity.
E471 (E 400-499 Tires, thickeners, stabilizers and emulsifiers)