Glycerol Monostearate, CAS# 123-94-4, is a glycerol ester ofstearic acid manufactured through chemical synthesis, available as colorless flaky powder. Glycerol Monostearate is widely used as thickening, emulsifying, anti-caking, and preservative agent. It is affirmed by US FDA as GRAS(generally recognized as safe) and widely accepted as safe food additive in many countries with E number E471.
Is there some safety and/or health risk about Glyceryl Monostearate that consumers need to know? Let's check out some basic facts about this ingredient.
GRAS Exemptions: Yes
Generally recognized as safe(GRAS) is a FDA designation that a specific substance or ingredient is generally considered safe by experts, and so is exempted from the usual Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) food additive tolerance requirements. Glyceryl Monostearate is perfectly safe for using as food additives.
Ingestion of Glyceryl Monostearate in large quantity may hurt our health, please follow the guideline of using Glyceryl Monostearate : ADI 0-30 mg/kg bw
Special Groups Precaution
Special groups refer to newborns, children, pregnant and any other applicable vulnerable groups.
There is no evidence that Glyceryl Monostearate could have any negative effects on these vulnerable groups. It should be safe to use Glyceryl Monostearate in food for newborns and pregnant. However, we still recommend consumers to consult professionals before using large quantity of Glyceryl Monostearate for long period in food for newborns or pregnant.
General Side Effects
No significant side effects reported. Over-consumption of tartaric acid can cause thirst, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain and gastrointestinal inflammation.
Reported Health Issues
No health issues about Glyceryl Monostearate reported up to now.
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