Carnauba wax is a refined, bleached wax derived from the leaves of Copernicia prunifera palm trees. It is used primarily as a glazing agent and coating.

Health considerations

Carnauba wax is consumed in minimal amounts and is not associated with any negative health effects.

Keep in mind

A 2012 review by the European Food Safety Authority concluded that at current expected intake levels carnauba wax does not pose any health risk.

May be found in

Fruit, candies, confectionery



Alternative Spellings and Names

Brazil wax, palm wax, E903

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