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387 Oxystearin

Origin:
Mixture of glycerides of stearic acid and other fatty acids.

Function & characteristics:
Metal scavenger and stabiliser (to prevent crystallisation in fats and oils).

Products:
Oils and fats, sugar, yeast products, etc.

Acceptable Daily Intake:
Up to 25 mg/kg body weight.

Side effects:
None known in the concentrations used. The body treats it as fat.

Dietary restrictions:
Although commercially (nearly always) prepared from vegetable oil, fatty acids of animal origin (incl. pork) cannot be excluded.

 



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