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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):
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.