Titanium dioxide (TiO2) is a food colorant known with the E171 food additive code. Titanium dioxide, used as a colorant, is also known as titanium white. In addition to its use as food colorant, it is also used in the production of paint and sun lotion.
In the food industry, titanium dioxide is used in many products such as confectionery, chewing gum, baking powder and white chickpeas especially which are infamous for their white color. Titanium dioxide is the most widely-used white pigment in the world.
Titanium dioxide is a mineral used in cosmetics as a thickening, whitening, lubricating and sun blocking agent.