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Is monooléate de polyoxyéthylène sorbitane vegan?

Monooléate de polyoxyéthylène sorbitane 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 monooléate de polyoxyéthylène sorbitane?

Monooléate de polyoxyéthylène sorbitane, commonly known as Polysorbate 80, is a food ingredient used as an emulsifier and stabilizer. It is a water-soluble yellowish liquid that is derived from sorbitol and oleic acid, with ethylene oxide added to create a range of hydrophilic groups. This versatile ingredient is widely used in the food industry for its ability to improve texture and consistency in products such as ice cream, salad dressings, and baked goods. It is also used in the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries as a solubilizer and emulsifier. Polysorbate 80 is considered safe for consumption by regulatory authorities and is generally well-tolerated by most people.

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