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Uses:  Sorbitan Monostearate applications include emulsifier for the preparation of water /oil emulsions, emulsifier for insecticides, anti-foaming agent, used in conjunction with polysorbates in oil toppings, cake mixes, and in compounded chocolate.


May increase the absorption of liquid paraffin and fat-soluble substances.

These compounds (E430-E436) contain fatty acids, which are nearly always from vegetable oils; however, use of animal fat (including pork) cannot be fully ruled out.

Chemically, the origin of these compounds cannot be determined; only the producer may provide information on the origin.

May be harmful or act as an irritant - toxicology not fully investigated.

Avoid it.

Description:  A semi synthetic compound derived from simple sugars and fatty acids.

Produced by the reaction of Sorbitol and Stearic Acid, Sorbitan Tristearate is the only Sorbitan ester approved for food use.

E492 Sorbitan Tristearate

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