Sodium stearoyl lactylate is a food additive of natural origin, obtained from the combination of stearic acid and lactic acid.
The origin of stearic acid can be either vegetable or animal, although, almost always, the one of vegetable origin is used.
These food additives are used, in various foods, mainly for their emulsifying, stabilizing and leavening function.
They can be contained in many products, such as bakery products.
There are currently no known negative side effects to human health from the consumption of food products with sodium stearoyl lactylate.
ADI dose: 20 mg per kg of body weight.