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What is monopropylene glycol used for in food?

Time : 2023-07-26 Hits : 14

Propylene glycolis a colorless, nearly odorless, thick liquid. It has a variety of uses beyond being a food additive. It's used in many products because it helps them maintain their consistency, moisture, and texture.


Apart from using it as a preservative and flavor enhancer, food manufacturers also use propylene glycol as an emulsifier, a texturizer, and a processing aid to enhance food's appearance.

Examples of packaged foods that contain the product include:

· Seasoningblends
· Dried soups
· Salad dressings
· Baking mixes for foods like cakes, muffins, cinnamon buns, biscuits, cupcakes, and pancakes
· Powdered drink mixes
· Flavored teas
· Soft drinks
· Alcoholic beverages
· Food coloring
· Flavoring extracts
· Highly processed snacks
· Fast foods
· Flavored popcorn
· Cake frosting
· Ice cream flavors
· Mass-distributed baked desserts
· Marshmallows
· Dried coconut shreds
· Sauces
· Sour cream
· Potato salad
· Macaroni
· Cheese‌
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