Sorbitan monostearate is stearic acid and ester of sorbitol. It is used in food and health care products as surfactant with emulsifying, dispersing and wetting properties. It is used in yeast manufacturing to protect the yeast from excess drying and helps rehydrate yeast cells. The sorbitol end of molecule is soluble in water. The stearic acid end is soluble in fats.
Sorbitan monostearate is a fatty acid that has uses in food industry, health and beauty care products. Sorbitan monostearate is used as food additive that works as surfactant or blender. Uses as an emulsifier, wetter, disperser, flavor enhancer or other food additive.