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Stigmasterol-rich plant sterols is a food additive. It is a chemically-defined mixture derived from soybeans that consists of the plant sterols stigmasterol, β-sitosterol, campesterol, and brassicasterol, with stigmasterol representing >85% of the mixture. It is has the E number E499 and is used as a stabiliser in ready-to-freeze alcoholic cocktails.
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