Explore the world of food additives! Learn about E471, its usage in food ingredients, its origins and whether it’s suitable for specific diets like Halal and Vegan.
What is 471 in food ingredients?
As a food additive, E471 is mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids (glycerol monostearate, glycerol distearate) that is used as an emulsifier in a great variety of foods. E471 is a group of synthetic fats that are produced from glycerol and natural fatty acids, from plant and animal origins.
What is E471 in food halal?
If the ingredients state it then the E471 in this case is from soy fat. This means the fat is from a plant base. This would make the food product Halal if all other ingredients are Halal. You will find E471 being used in a range of foods.
What is the number E471?
E471 Mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids, produced from glycerol (see E422) and natural fatty acids. Mainly from plant origin but animal fats may be used. Found in margarines, crisps, bread, dairy-free spread.
Is E471 in food vegan?
Yes, it is. The emulsifier E471 used in some of our food including ice cream and burger buns is from a vegetable source and is suitable for vegetarians. It has been independently checked by the Vegetarian Society.
What is the code for pig gelatin?
E441 gelatin is typically made from animal by-products, such as the skin and bones of cows or pigs.
Can Muslims eat vegan products?
Vegan food is almost always Halal with the exception of certain ingredients that contain alcohol. If the ingredients contain alcohol, the next question you may ask is “will it get me drunk?” and the answer is no.