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Polysorbate 65

Alternate Names

Polyoxyethylene 20 Sorbitan Tristerate, Tween 65

Description

An emulsifier, thickener, and stabilizer created by adding three stearic acid molecules to sorbitol. Commonly used as an anti-foaming agent.

Polysorbate 65 - Quick Stats
Names

Polyoxyethylene 20 Sorbitan Tristerate, Tween 65

Allergy Information

Polysorbate 60

Polysorbate 80

Uses

Emulsifier, Thickener

Additional Information

Polysorbates often contain chemical contaminants that can potentially be toxic. Often derived from petroleum.



Found In

ice cream, cake mix, icing, fillings, custards

Possible Health Effects

See Additional Information Section

Allergy Information

Unknown

Researcher Comments

Polysorbates are generally regarded as safe but there common contamination with toxic chemicals that can cause cancer bring down there BFS grade.

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