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Is stearicacid vegan?

Stearicacid 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 stearicacid?

Stearic acid is a naturally occurring saturated fatty acid that is commonly found in various animal and vegetable fats. It is a white, waxy solid that has a mild odor and is insoluble in water. Stearic acid is often used in the production of soaps, candles, and cosmetics due to its ability to thicken and stabilize formulations. It is also used as a lubricant and release agent in the manufacture of food items such as chewing gum and confectionery products. Stearic acid is generally considered safe for consumption and is often added to food products as an emulsifier or texturizer.

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