Bone char is a combination of tricalcium phosphate and granular activated carbon that is used in filtration and decolorization when refining sugar.

Health considerations

Bone char is not found in the diet in any significant quantity and has no reported health effects.

Keep in mind

Bone char is produced from cow bones and comes into contact with cane sugar (but is not incorporated into it) during refining. Beet sugar does not use bone char during refining.

May be found in

White cane sugar, refined cane sugar, brown cane sugar


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