Sorbitan monostearate:IN 491

Origin:
Produced from sorbitol and stearic acid, a normal fatty acid from vegetable or animal origin.

Function & characteristics:
Emulsifier and stabiliser

Products:
Different products

Acceptable Daily Intake:
Up to 25 mg/kg bodyweight

Side effects:
It is metabolised to sorbitol and stearic acid, both are metabolised without any side effects.

Dietary restrictions:
Although mainly vegetable oils are used, the use of animal fat (incl. pork) can not be excluded. Several groups, such as vegans, Muslims and Jews thus avoid these products. Only the producer can give detailed information on the origin of the fatty acids. Chemically the fatty acids from vegetable or animal origin are identical.


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