Polyoxyethylene (20) sorbitan monooleate is found under various names. It is labeled under the abbreviation E433 and belongs to the category of surfactants. Such an emulsifier is obtained from polyethoxylated sorbitol together with oleic acid.
Commemoration of twin 80 is also possible on food packages that are made or sold in the countries of the former Soviet Union.
Polysorbate 80 (E433) is a liquid that has a viscous consistency. It dissolves in water and has a pronounced yellow hue. Dissolve the liquid will turn out in alcohol.
To confirm the safety of food additives, experts conducted a series of experiments on laboratory rodents. The results of the study confirmed that, subject to the maximum daily dosage, there would be no serious consequences for the organism of the consumer. The rule does not apply only to cases when a product with an additive is eaten by a person with individual intolerance, or belonging to the category of allergy sufferers.
During repeated studies, it became clear that with constant use of the emulsifier increases the risk of provoking Crohn's disease. Information for the general public was published by experts from American research institutes.
The generally accepted norms for the use of a substance in food products are indicators from 10 mg to 25 mg per 1 kg of the finished product. The exact proportion is calculated by the technologist, based on the features of the final product.
Scope of application
The use of E433 is much wider than most other emulsifiers. It is used during the preparation of chewing gum and margarine-oil products. But most often factories use this additive to make ice cream.
In addition to the food industry, the substance was taken up by professionals from the cosmetic industry. They appreciated his ability to mix emulsions on the principle of "oil-water", which has become useful for the production of shampoos, liquid soap and creams.