An initiative of :

Wageningen University

Sitekeuring.NET Award> E-numbers > E500-600

572 : Magnesium stearate

Magnesium salt of stearic acid, E570.

Function & Characteristics:
Used as anti-caking agent and emulsifier.

Confectionary. Main use in cosmetics (baby powder)

Acceptable daily intake (ADI):
None determined

Side effects:
None known

Dietary restrictions:
Although stearic acid and stearates are commercially obtained from plant sources, the use of animal fat (including pork and beef) can not be excluded. Only the producer can provide information on the origin. The use by vegans, vegetarians, Muslims, Jews and Hindus thus is not recommended.


European Masters Degree in Food Studies - an Educational Journey

Master in Food Safety Law is an initiative of Wageningen University, The Netherlands