Get the scoop on food additive E471 – from its creation process to its common sources and its suitability for various dietary preferences.
What is E471 in food made of?
The food additive E 471 is produced by either interesterification of triacylglycerols (fats and oils) with glycerol or by direct esterification of fatty acids (found in fats and oils) and glycerol. The resulting mixture may be further distilled to obtain high‐purity monoglycerides.
Does E471 have egg in it?
Mono_ and diglycerides of fatty acids (E471) used as an emulsifier in many of our chocolates is derived from fatty acids of plant origin and is therefore vegetarian-friendly.
What is emulsifier 471 vegan?
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.
Where does emulsifier 471 come from?
It is manufactured from glycerin and fatty acids and usually obtained from plant oils like coconut oil, soybean oil, palm oil, rapeseed oil, sunflower oil, cottonseed oil, corn oil, olive oil or animal fats like tallow(beef fat) or lard(pig fat).
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.
Is emulsifier 471 palm oil?
E471 is an emulsifier, used to bind our oils & water together so a product does not separate. E471 can come from palm oil, coconut oil, soybean oil, cottonseed oil or canola oil.