Mixture of glycerides of stearic acid and other fatty acids.
Function & characteristics:
Metal scavenger and stabiliser (to prevent crystallisation in fats and oils).
Oils and fats, sugar, yeast products, etc.
Acceptable Daily Intake:
Up to 25 mg/kg body weight.
None known in the concentrations used. The body treats it as fat.
Although commercially (nearly always) prepared from vegetable oil, fatty acids of animal origin (incl. pork) cannot be excluded.
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