Glycerine Refined 99.5% Ph Eur Grade E422 Kosher 1000L. Please note that this product is delivered in a 1000L Returnable IBC.
Glycerine (also known as glycerin or glycerol) is a simple polyol (sugar alcohol) compound. It is a colourless, odourless, viscous liquid.
In food and beverages, glycerine serves as a humectant, solvent, and sweetener, and helps to preserve foods. It is added to icing (cake frosting) to prevent it setting too hard. It is also used as filler in commercially prepared low-fat foods (eg. biscuits and cookies), and as a thickening agent in liqueurs. Glycerine and water are used to preserve certain types of botanical leaves.
As a sugar substitute, it 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, glycerol is labeled in the EU as E number E422. Glycerine has a caloric density similar to table sugar, but a lower glycemic index and different metabolic pathway within the body, so some dietary advocates accept glycerol as a sweetener compatible with low carbohydrate diets.
Glycerine is used in medical, pharmaceutical and personal care preparations, mainly as a means of improving smoothness, providing lubrication and as a humectant. It is found in allergen immunotherapies, cough syrups, elixirs and expectorants, toothpaste, mouthwashes, skin care products, shaving cream, hair care products, soaps and water-based personal lubricants. In solid dosage forms like tablets, glycerine is used as a tablet binder.