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Is monostearine vegan?

Monostearine 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 monostearine?

Monostearine, also known as glyceryl monostearate, is a food ingredient commonly used as an emulsifier and stabilizer in a variety of products. It is derived from natural sources such as soybeans and can be found in many processed foods, including baked goods, ice cream, and margarine. Monostearine helps prevent separation of ingredients, improves texture and mouthfeel, and enhances the overall appearance of food products. In addition to its food applications, monostearine is also used in cosmetics and personal care products as a thickening agent and emollient. Despite its wide use, monostearine is generally considered safe for consumption in moderate amounts.

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