Is E475 Halal or Haram? Emulsifier Polyglycerol Esters of Fatty Acids

As we reviewed many food additives, including coloring and preservatives, today is the turn of Emulsifier E475, one of the most well-known in the market, since many brands of food use it, including margarine, ice cream, and baked goods.

So, in this article, I will answer whether halal or haram and other related questions. Let’s Dive in!

About Emulsifier E475 & Thier Sources

E475, also known as Polyglycerol Esters of Fatty Acids, is an emulsifier used for various food products, as we listed above. It helps with water-based components and oil, making a homogeneous mixture.

E475 is made with a combination of Glycerol with fatty acids commonly derived from vegetable oils.

Is E475 halal?

The answer is YES & NO. It depends on how Glycerol is made and its sources. The Glycerol can be derived from vegetables or animal sources (Pork & Beef). 

So, if you want to consume products containing this Emulsofier, you need to ensure that it is derived from vegetables or look for halal certification on the label. 

If the brand doesn’t mention which source the E475 is derived from (Beef or Vegetable), this will undoubtedly be animal-based (Pork).

Final Thought?

The E code 475 is Mashbuh, meaning it is not certified halal since it contains Glycerol that may be extracted from a haram source such as Pigs.


  1. Does E475 Have Pigs Fat?

    It depends on when & the source. Because it contains Glycerol that may be made from Pork-based

  2. Does E475 Contain Alcohol?

    No, it is alcohol-free.

  3. What is E129 made of?

    Glycerol and vegetable fatty acids

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