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Glycerine (Food use)

Glycerine acts as a humectant, solvent, and sweetener in food and drinks helping to preserve.


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Glycerine is used as a filler in commercially prepared low-fat foods such as cookies and as a thickening agent in liqueurs. As a sugar substitute Glycerine has approximately 27 kilocalories per teaspoon (sugar has 20) and is 60% as sweet as sucrose. It does not feed the bacteria that form plaques and cause dental cavities. As a food additive glycerine is labelled as E number E422.
Recommended as an additive when using polyol sweeteners such as erythritol and xylitol which have a cooling effect, due to its heating effect in the mouth, if the cooling effect is not wanted.
Glycerine (Glycerol or Glycerin) holds the chemical formula C3H8O3 and is a sugar alcohol compound.

Glycerine is a colourless and odourless liquid that has a viscous structure.
Glycerine has a sweet taste
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Available in the following sizes.

25L Drum

200L Drum

1000L Container

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