Polysorbate 20 E432 is a polysorbate-type nonionic surfactant formed by the ethoxylation of sorbitan before the addition of lauric acid. Though Polysorbate 20 E432 is considered safe, some are convinced it has potentially dangerous health effects.
What Is Polysorbate 20 E432?
Polysorbate 20 E432 is a yellow to amber liquid with a faint odor and a warm, somewhat bitter taste. This product is a mixture of laurate, partial esters of sorbitol, and sorbitol anhydrides condensed with 20moles of ethylene oxide. It is commonly used as a wetting agent in flavored mouth drops to spread the feeling of other ingredients such as mint flavor, but it can also be used in food as a flavoring ingredient.
Possible Side Effects of Polysorbate 20 E432
GRAS Affirmation: No
Generally recognized as safe (GRAS) is an American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) designation that a chemical or substance added to food is considered safe by experts, and so is exempted from the usual Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) food additive tolerance requirements. Polysorbate 20 E432 is considered safe.
Special Populations Precaution
There is a lot of concern about diet and nutrition for these population, like Newborns, children, pregnant, sensitive to Genistein populations. Better consult to your doctor if you would like to intake Polysorbate 20.
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