Fatty acids (E570) soften chewing gum and give foods a buttery taste. What else should we know about them?

E570 refers to a mixture of fatty acids obtained from animal fat or plants. In the food industry, it functions as a defoamer, polishing agent, stabilizer and wetting agent.

Fatty acids include stearic acid, palmitic acid, oleic acid, myristic acid, lauric acid, capric acid, and caprylic acid.

Although fatty acids are obtained from plant sources, the use of animal fat (including pork and beef) cannot be excluded. Information on origin can only be provided by the manufacturer. Their use is therefore not recommended for vegans and vegetarians.

Main important points about E570 – Fatty acids:
These are moisturizing substances.
It can be of animal origin.
Allowed in the Czech Republic.
We recommend.

Production E570

Fatty acids come from animal fat or plants. Commercially, it is most often prepared from cottonseed oil, but an animal origin cannot be ruled out. .

What are fatty acids used for?

In the food industry, they are used in chewing gum and confectionery for their emulsifying and softening properties.

They can also be applied to the surface of food to polish it, preserve freshness and prevent water evaporation. You can find such applications mainly in cocoa products.

Furthermore, E570 is used in cosmetics and pharmaceutical preparations.

Examples of foods and drinks that sometimes contain E570:

  • chewing gums
  • butter flavor
  • bakery products
  • cheeses
  • sweets
  • crackers
  • potato chips
  • sausages
  • pizza
  • milk products
  • cocoa butter

Is E570 healthy?

There are no known adverse effects of fatty acids on human health.

Use in the EU vs. USA vs. world

Throughout the European Union, the use of fatty acids is permitted in certain amounts in all foods except baby food. It is a permitted substance in the USA, Australia and New Zealand.