Not a clean label ingredient

Dioctyl Sodium Sulfosuccinate

Also known as: DSS, Docusate Sodium

Dioctyl Sodium Sulfosuccinate (DSS) is a synthetic, waxy solid used as a wetting agent, solubilizing agent, an emulsifier and thickening agent, and sometimes used to clean fruits and vegetables.

Note: The FDA has specific guidelines on the amounts of this additive for each permitted preparation. This additive is widely used as a laxative and stool softener. It is also permitted as a dilutant for color additives. 

Sources
  • Whole Foods
  • Kroger
  • Trader Joe's
  • Aldi (SimplyNature)
  • H-E-B Select Ingredients
  • Hy-Vee
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