Uses: Sodium, Potassium and Calcium salts of natural fatty acids are mainly used in cake mixes and oven ready chips, but are appearing increasingly in a vast range of foods.
Although mainly vegetable oils are used, the use of animal fat (incl. pork) can not be excluded. Therefore vegans and religious groups may want to 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.
In large amounts it can interfere with intestinal function.
Banned in Australia.
Description: Sodium, Potassium and Calcium salts of natural fatty acids, mainly from plant origin, but also fats of animal origin may be used.
The acids are a mixture of stearic-, oleic-, palmitic- and myristinic acid. Emulsifiers and stabilisers.
Can cause gastric upsets. The body metabolises the products as any other fat.
E470a Sodium, Potassium and
Calcium Salts of Fatty Acids