mono and diglycerides


Mono- and diglycerides of fatty acids (E471) is a food additive used as an emulsifier.

These synthetic fats are produced from glycerol and natural fatty acids, from either plant or animal origin. E471 is generally a mixture of several products, and its composition is similar to partially digested natural fat.

These important emulsifiers are found in a wide range of food products, like peanut butter, cake batter, white bread, mayonnaise, margarine, hot dogs and many more.