Emulsifiers, Stabilisers, Thickeners
and Gelling Agents.
Manufactured either synthetically or from a mixture of
Glycerol (E422) and partially hardened
rape seed oil.
Used mainly as an emulsifier, to lower the surface tension
of water so allowing the better combining of oils, fats and
water, and as a stabiliser, to prevent separation. Similar in
use to Lecithin (E322). Limited use as
Vegetarians should note that although industrial manufacturing
based on propylene or sugar accounts for a large percentage
of glycerol production, it can be obtained as a by-product in
making soap from animal and vegetable fats and oils.
Found in cocoa and chocolate products. It is the emulsifier
found in Cadbury's Dairy Milk chocolate.