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Permitted Emulsifier & Stabilizer (INS 471)

Also Known As : Mono and di-glycerides of fatty acids

Usage Tips

  1. Permitted Emulsifier & Stabilizer (INS 471) is used as a food additive in the form of emulsifying agent in water-fat mixtures.
  2. It is also used as an anti-staling agent in baked goods like cakes and breads.
  3. It is also added to ice creams, dessert toppings, margarine spreads, custard powder and potato chips.

Common names and forms

  1. Emulsifier (471)
  2. Emulsifier (E 471)
  3. Emulsifier (INS 471)
  4. Emulsifier (Mono and Diglycerides of Fatty Acids (E471)
  5. Emulsifiers (471)
  6. Emulsifiers (INS 471)
  7. Emulsifiers and Stabilizers(INS 471)
  8. Emulsifying & stabilizing Agent (E-471)
  9. Emulsifying & Stabilizing Agents (INS 471)
  10. Emulsifying Agent E471
  11. Emulsifying and Stabilizing Agent (471)
  12. Permitted Emulsifier (INS 471)
  13. Permitted Emulsifiers (E 471)
  14. Permitted Flavours & Emulsifiers (E 471)
  15. Permitted Stabilizing Agent (INS 471)
  16. Stabilizer (471)
  17. Stabilizer (INS 471)
  18. Stabilizing Agent (INS 471)
  19. Thickener INS 471


Permitted Emulsifier & Stabilizer (INS 471) is a food additive produced from glycerine which is obtained from either animal fats or soya bean oil. It is composed of two molecules namely Glyceryl monostearate and Glyceryl distearate. It is considered as thickening, anti-caking and emulsifying agent.

Selection Guide

Check for the manufacturing date and “Use-by” date on the package. As Permitted Emulsifier & Stabilizer (INS 471) can be from animal source or plant source, check the label when buying if you are a vegetarian or vegan.


Permitted Emulsifier & Stabilizer (INS 471) is high in trans fats that may cause heart diseases and diabetes along with high cholesterol levels and obesity.(1) 

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