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