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Is sorbitan monooleate vegan?

Sorbitan monooleate 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 sorbitan monooleate?

Sorbitan monooleate is a synthetic compound commonly used as an emulsifier and stabilizer in the food industry. It is made by reacting sorbitol with oleic acid, a monounsaturated fatty acid found in vegetable oils. Sorbitan monooleate has excellent solubility in both water and oil, making it an ideal ingredient for creating smooth and consistent textures in processed foods. It is commonly used in baked goods, dairy products, and spreads to prevent separation and extend shelf life. Sorbitan monooleate is considered safe for consumption by regulatory bodies such as the FDA and is widely used in the food industry.

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