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Is e495 vegan?

E495 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 e495?

E495 is a food additive commonly known as sorbitan monooleate. It is a yellowish to brownish liquid that is derived from sorbitol and oleic acid. Sorbitan monooleate is a versatile ingredient that is used as an emulsifier, stabilizer, and dispersing agent in various food products. It is particularly useful in bakery products such as cakes and bread, where it helps to improve their texture and shelf life. Additionally, it is used in ice cream, whipped toppings, and salad dressings to prevent separation and ensure a smooth and consistent texture. Sorbitan monooleate is generally considered safe for consumption in small quantities, and it is approved for use in many countries around the world.

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