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573 : Aluminium stearate
Aluminium salt of stearic acid, E570.
Function & Characteristics:
Used as anti-caking agent, plasticizer and emulsifier.
Chewing gum, instant coffee
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.