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.
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.