Emulsifiers, Stabilisers, Thickeners
and Gelling Agents.
Combination of polyglycerol and natural fats. Normal fat consists
of glycerol and fatty acids, for these products additional glycerol
is coupled to the normal glycerol. 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.
Extensively used in icings, toppings and cake mixes, ice cream,
other desserts, bakery and pastry products, chewing gum, coffee
whitener, butter and other spreads, milk powder for baby food,
and imitation milk powders.
It can also be used as a vehicle for a drug (dissolved or suspended),
as a wetting agent, to help the wetting of a suspended powder
, as a thickener. Owing to its high viscosity, it can be mixed
with vegetable oils, to increase viscosity thus preventing separation.