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Anticaking Agents (INS 470)

Also Known As : E470a(i) Sodium salts of fatty acids, E470a(ii) Potassium salts of fatty acids, E470a(iii) Calcium salts of fatty acids E470b, Magnesium salts of fatty acids


Usage Tips

  1. Anticaking Agents (INS 470) are commonly found in potato snacks like potato chips, french fries.

Common names and forms

  1. Anticaking Agent (470)
  2. Emulsifier (INS 470)
  3. Lubricants (INS 470(i)


Anticaking Agents (INS 470) are a group of additives synthetically manufactured. They are sodium, potassium, calcium and magnesium salts of fatty acids mainly from plant sources and sometimes from animal source. The acids are a combination of stearic, oleic, palmitic and myristicin acid. As anti-caking agents, they prevent formation of lumps in food products thus maintaining a uniform texture or consistency.


Anticaking Agents (INS 470) can be obtained from animal sources and could pose a problem for vegans and vegetarians.(1)

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