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Phytosterols

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Product Description

PRODUCT

Phytosterols

CAS #

68555-08-8

SYNONYM

Glycine soja; Glycine soya sterol; Soy sterol; Sterols, glycine soya; Sterols, soy Sterols, soybean; Steroids, hydroxy

Product Specifications

ODOR

Slight

STIGMASTEROL

14-22%

MELTING POINT

135°C-145°C

SOLUBILITY IN WATER

Insoluble

TOTAL PHYTOSTEROLS

Min. 90%

BETA-SITOSTEROL

40-58%

BRASSICATEROL

0-6%

SITOSTANOL

0-5%

TOCOPHEROLS

0-15 mg/g

CAMPESTROL

20-30%

HEAVY METALS

Max. 10 ppm

APPEARANCE

Granular Solid

STATUS

Kosher and pareve.

NOTES

Description:
Phytosterols are an off-white granular product having a slight odor and taste. Phytosterols are derived from vegetable oils. Structurally similar to cholesterol, in studies, phytosterols have been found to reduce the absorption of dietary cholesterol which cna impact serum cholesterol levels. [J. of Nutr., 107:1139-1146 (1977); Can. J, Physiol. Pharmacol., 75:217-227 (1997)]. Phytosterols are approved for use in margarine, salad dressing, and in nutritional supplements. Phytosterols can be formulated into cosmetics such as skin creams, lipsticks, soap and hair car products.

Storage:
Phytosterols should be stored in closed packaging under dry conditions.

Packaging:
25 kg. drum
100 kg. drum
500 kg. tote

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