Emulsifiers, Stabilisers, Thickeners
and Gelling Agents.
Magnesium salts of fatty acids are the magnesium salts
of natural fatty acids. They are produced mainly from plant
origin, but can also be produced from the fats of animals.
Many fatty acids and their counterparts are extracted using
many levels of petroleum based chemicals including ether, hexane
and tetrachloroethylene which is considered a known carcinogen.
Used in cake mixes and oven ready chips. Also used extensively
in bread and wheat based bakery goods, which give the home baked
taste. Used as grease thickeners in the lubrication industry
and also form the basis for soaps and used in cosmetics to give
the smooth, silky feel.