E473 Sucrose esters of edible fatty acids

 

 

E473

Sucrose esters of edible fatty acids

 

 

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Emulsifiers, Stabilisers, Thickeners and Gelling Agents.
Esters of sugar and synthetic fats, produced from glycerol, natural fatty acids. They are mainly from plant origin, but also fats of animal origin may be used. The product generally is a mixture of different components, with a composition similar to partially digested natural fat esterified with sugar.

Used to stabilise margarine, mayonnaise, soups and dairy desserts. Modify swelled starch in noodles and baked goods. Also may be found in the following: baking mixes, chewing gum, coffee and tea beverages with added dairy ingredients, frozen dairy desserts and mixes, as a component of protective coatings applied to fresh apples, avocados, bananas, banana plantains, limes, melons (honeydew and cantaloupe), papaya, peaches, pears, pineapples, and plums to retard ripening and spoiling. Also involved in the production of olestra.