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Uses:  Sorbitan Monolaurate 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. Emulsifier, stabiliser stopping sugar mixes from foaming.

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:  Sorbitan Monolaurate is produced from sorbitol and lauric acid, a normal fatty acid from vegetable or animal origin.

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