Ruth Winter.1978. A Consumer's Dictionary of Food Additives. Crown Publishers, Inc., New York.
Used to clarify liquids and as a filler for paper. Also used in the manufacture of porcelain and pottery, as an emollient, and as a poultice and gastrointestinal adsorbent. Nontoxic. GRAS for packaging.
Excerpts from Bender, Arnold E. 1990. Dictionary of Nutrition and Food Technology. Butterworths, Boston.
A dried mineral clay under the names of sikor, mithi, patri, khuri and khatta, sometimes used by Asians as a treatment for indigestion and as a vitamin supplement but can be toxic since it contains varying amounts of arsenic and lead.

Modified and compiled for the FOOD RESOURCE, Public Health and Human Sciences, Oregon State University
Updated: Tuesday, July 3, 2012.