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Are aluminum isostearates/myristates vegan?

Aluminum isostearates/myristates is potentially vegan - it can be derived from plants or animals. You should ask the manufacturer for more details.

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So, what is aluminum isostearates/myristates?

Aluminum isostearates/myristates are compounds composed of aluminum, isostearic acid, and myristic acid. These ingredients are commonly used as emulsifiers and stabilizers in the food industry to improve the texture and appearance of processed foods such as sauces, dressings, and baked goods. They also serve as anti-caking agents in powders like cocoa and spices. These compounds are generally recognized as safe by regulatory agencies, but some studies have raised concerns about their potential health effects. Despite this, aluminum isostearates/myristates remain widely used in the food industry due to their effectiveness and versatility.

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