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Monoglycerides

Alternate Names

Diacylglycerol Oil, Diglycerides, Mono and Diglycerides, Mono and diglycerides Esters

Description

A glycerol molecule is combined with either one (mono) or two (di) fatty acids to create a synthetic fat. Derived from the either vegetable oils, such as (soybean, sunflower, palm, cottonseed or canola) or animal fats (beef or pork). This is a common food additive most often used to blend ingredients together that would not otherwise blend well.

Monoglycerides - Quick Stats
Names

Diacylglycerol Oil, Diglycerides, Mono and Diglycerides, Mono and diglycerides Esters

Allergy Information

Uses

Emulsifier, Dough Conditioner, Stabilizer

E-Number

E471

Additional Information

Jews, Muslims, vegetarians and vegans avoid this additive due to its possible animal origin. Occasionally, wheat may be used as a carrier in the processing of the mono or diglycerides (although most of the largest producers in the US, do not follow this practice). For this reason, those with celiacs disease may want to avoid. In the European Union also listed as E472a-f.



Found In

baked goods, ice cream, processed foods, meat substitute products, candy, beverages, whipped topping, margarine

Possible Health Effects

Unknown

Allergy Information

Wheat (Gluten), May be Genetically Engineered or Modified

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