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Calcium Stearate
Calcium Stearate
Calcium Stearate is a vegetable based product that is food grade, and vegetarian friendly. It can be used for an excipient, mold release agent, source of calcium, tableting agent. This product can come in powder and granular form, in either bags or supersacks. Calcium Stearate has a free fatty acid percent of 1.0 maximum, a moisture percent of 3.0 maximum, and a melting point of 148 – 160°C.
Calcium stearate is produced by heating stearic acid, a fatty acid, and calcium oxide:

2 C17H35COOH + CaO → (C17H35COO)2Ca + H2O

It is also the main component of soap scum, a white solid that forms when soap is mixed with hard water.Unlike soaps containing sodium and potassium, calcium stearate is insoluble in water and does not lather well.[citation needed] Commercially it is sold as a 50% dispersion in water or as a spray dried powder. As a food additive it is known by the generic E number E470.
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Glyceryl Mono Stearate GMS
Glyceryl Mono Stearate (GMS)
Glyceryl Stearate is the natural glyceryl ester from stearic acid (glycerin and stearic acid) which offers skin conditioning, moisturization and hydration due to the glycerin component. Functions as a non-ionic opacifier, thickener, and formulation stabilizer, where it also imparts a softer, smoother, feel to your emulsions.
Fatty acids containing high energy ( generating a lot of ATP ). Therefore the need for fat in food is required. Low-fat diets do to lower energy intake from food. Unsaturated fatty acids are considered better nutritional value because it is more reactive and is an antioxidant in the body.
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Sodium Stearate
Sodium Stearate
Sodium stearate is the sodium salt of stearic acid. This white solid is the most common soap. It is found in many types of solid deodorants, rubbers, latex paints, and inks. It is also a component of some food additives and food flavorings.
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