Uses: Stearyl Citrate is used as a dough strengthening agent. Stearyl Citrate has been extensively studied in animals.
Metabolic studies on rats revealed that it is poorly absorbed under ordinary circumstances, however if it is absorbed, it can be metabolised and does not accumulate in the tissues.
There are fears in some quarters that it may be a carcinogen.
Banned in Australia.
Description: Stearyl Citrate is a combination of stearic acid and citric acid, resulting in a mixture of several components.
The origin of stearic acid can be or plant or animal fat, although in practice nearly always vegetable oil will be used.