TAURINE introduction:

Molecular Formula: C2H7NO3S
Constitutional formula: NH2-CH2-CH2-SO3H
Molecular Weight: 125.25
Taurine is a kind of white sourish acicular crystal without smell. It is a kind of non-protein amino acid. It is widely consisted in organisms and also a kind of endogenous amino acid with special physiological function. It is originally found in cattle’s bile.
In pharmaceuticals it have function of antiphlogistic, antalgic, antifebrile, reducing blood sugar, keeping normal ocular function; adjusting nerve conduct and fat assimilation. It also takes part in incretion activity, increases systole to improve immunity, which has sanitarian effect to different ages.

It find uses in the treatment of common cold, fever, neuralgia, tonsillitis, bronchitis, rheumatic arthritis, eye disease and medicine poisoning.

On the other hand, as food additives it is also widely added in milk, milk powder, juice, compound monosodium glutamate and soy products to increase nutrition; it can also be used as surfactant, activity dose, humid dose, emulsion and PH lenitive.
Because of the special nutritious and healthcare effects, the consumption of taurine in food and beverage industry  is increasing step by step.

Chinese national standard of taurine for food additives is as follows:


Scope of using

The quantity of use Max g/kg







Dilute to reduce the content according to the kind of nurture milk drink

Beverage with fruit juice