Sorbitan tristearate is a nonionic surfactant. It is variously used as a dispersing agent, emulsifier, and stabilizer, in food and in aerosol sprays.

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The function(s) performed by the food additive when used in cooking.

  • Emulsifier - An agent that forms or preserves a mixture of substances normally incapable of being mixed eg. oil and water

Data according to various sources such as fao, fda, codex. Spot a mistake? Tell us!

Country Status Matched Term
United States
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European Union
Approved Sorbitan tristearate
Australia and New Zealand
Approved Sorbitan tristearate
Philippines
Approved Sorbitan tristearate
Austria
Approved Sorbitan tristearate
Belgium
Approved Sorbitan tristearate
Bulgaria
Approved Sorbitan tristearate
Cyprus
Approved Sorbitan tristearate
Czech Republic
Approved Sorbitan tristearate
Denmark
Approved Sorbitan tristearate
Estonia
Approved Sorbitan tristearate
Finland
Approved Sorbitan tristearate
France
Approved Sorbitan tristearate
Germany
Approved Sorbitan tristearate
Greece
Approved Sorbitan tristearate
Hungary
Approved Sorbitan tristearate
Ireland
Approved Sorbitan tristearate
Italy
Approved Sorbitan tristearate
Latvia
Approved Sorbitan tristearate
Lithuania
Approved Sorbitan tristearate
Luxembourg
Approved Sorbitan tristearate
Malta
Approved Sorbitan tristearate
Netherlands
Approved Sorbitan tristearate
Poland
Approved Sorbitan tristearate
Portugal
Approved Sorbitan tristearate
Romania
Approved Sorbitan tristearate
Slovakia
Approved Sorbitan tristearate
Slovenia
Approved Sorbitan tristearate
Spain
Approved Sorbitan tristearate
Sweden
Approved Sorbitan tristearate
United Kingdom
Approved Sorbitan tristearate
Australia
Approved Sorbitan tristearate
New Zealand
Approved Sorbitan tristearate

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Halal - maybe

E492 - Sorbitan tristearate: Emulsifiers and Stabilizers - salts or Esters of Fatty Acids. Suitable for vegetarian label indicates that only vegetable fat is used as a source.

Muslim Consumer Group

Aggravates food intolerances - maybe

E492 - Sorbitan tristearate: Emulsifier, stabiliser. Only allowed in compounded chocolate. May increase the absorption of liquid paraffin and fat-soluble substances. Avoid it.

MBM Foods

Aggravates food intolerances - yes

E492 - Sorbitan tristearate: May increase the absorption of fat-soluble substances.

Angelfire-Food Intolerance, Allergies and Adverse Reactions

Derived from animal products - maybe

E492 - Sorbitan tristearate: Possibly animal derived. Substances used in food, clothing, cosmetics and other products which are or can be taken from animals.

Vegetarian Network Victoria

Anhydrosorbitol tristearate
[2-[(2R,3S,4R)-4-hydroxy-3-octadecanoyloxyoxolan-2-yl]-2-octadecanoyloxyethyl] octadecanoate
Liposorb TS
Sorbitan trioctadecanoate

Collection of sources used to create this food additive summary.

Source
Codex Alimentarius
Food Standards Australia New Zealand
JECFA (Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives)
UK Food Guide
UK Food Standards Agency
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Wikipedia

Lists the U.S. CAS (Chemical Abstracts Service) registry number and EINECS (European INventory of Existing Commercial chemical Substances) numbers when known.

  • CAS Number: 26658-19-5
  • EINECS Number: 247-891-4

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