Uses: Propane-1,2-Diol Esters of Fatty Acids is used in confectionary, soft and fizzy drinks, toppings, ice cream, processed meat.
High concentrations of propylene glycol can cause eczema in sensitive persons. Although mainly vegetable oils are used, the use of animal fat (incl. pork) can not be excluded.
Several groups, such as vegans, religious organisations should avoid these products. Only the producer can give detailed information on the origin of the fatty acids.
Chemically the fatty acids from vegetable or animal origin are identical.
Description: Propane-1,2-Diol Esters of Fatty Acids is an emulsifier, stabiliser. Combination of propane diol and natural fats. Normal fat consists of glycerol and fatty acids, for these products glycerol is replaced by propane diol.
The fats are mainly from plant origin, but also fats of animal origin may be used.
The product generally is a mixture of different components.
Can be derived from petroleum.
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