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Is polioxietilen sorbitan monoestearato vegan?

Polioxietilen sorbitan monoestearato 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 polioxietilen sorbitan monoestearato?

Polioxietilen sorbitan monoestearato, also known as Polysorbate 60, is a food ingredient commonly used as an emulsifier to blend oil and water-based substances in food products. It is made from sorbitol, a sugar alcohol, and ethylene oxide, a chemical used to produce a wide range of products. Polysorbate 60 is used in many food items, such as baked goods, desserts, ice cream, and salad dressings, to enhance texture, stability, and consistency. This ingredient is considered safe for consumption by regulatory agencies, including the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and is generally recognized as safe (GRAS) in the United States.

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