- Model NO.: C17H20N4O6
- Color: White
- Function: Keeping Health and Promoting Growth
- CAS Number: 83-88-5
- Formula: C17h20n4o6
- Specification: CAS number 83-88-5
- HS Code: 29161900
- Environmental Protection: Yes
- Classification: Vitamin
- Appearance: Powder
- Einecs Number: 201-507-1
- Trademark: Hugestone
- Origin: Jiangsu
Milk, cheese, leafy green vegetables, liver, kidneys, legumes such as mature soybeans, yeast and almonds are good sources of vitamin B2, but exposure to light destroys riboflavin.
The name "riboflavin" comes from "ribose" and "flavin".
Riboflavin is yellow or yellow-orange in color and in addition to being used as a food coloring it is also used to fortify some foods. It is used in baby foods, breakfast cereals, pastas, sauces, processed cheese, fruit drinks, vitamin-enriched milk products, some energy drinks, and is widely used in vitamin supplements.
Large quantities of riboflavin are often included in multi-vitamins; Often, the dose is far more than a normal human can use in a day. The excess is excreted in the urine, causing the urine to be colored bright yellow within a few hours of ingestion of the vitamin.
It is difficult to incorporate riboflavin into many liquid products because it has poor solubility in water. Hence the requirement for riboflavin-5'-phosphate (E101a), a more expensive but more soluble form of riboflavin.