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What is liquid glycerin?
Liquid glycerin is an organic compound derived from animal fats, plants, biodiesel fuels, and several different types of cooking oils. The word is derived from the Greek word “glykys” meaning sweet. In 1779 Swedish scientist K.W. Shele discovered glycerin in a hydrolysate of olive oil.
It is water-soluble and hygroscopic, meaning it can easily absorb liquid water or vapor from its surrounding environment. In its normal state, liquid glycerin is a colorless, sweet gel.
What are the uses of liquid glycerin?
Liquid glycerin a compound that is widely used in food preservation, skin care products, and various medicines due to its unique physical and chemical properties.
Since it is so effective at maintaining desired moisture content, liquid glycerin can be used in food recipes, lotions, and industrial lubricants. It is also an essential component in many cough syrups, laxatives, hair products, and soaps, among many other commercial products.
It is also commonly used in food laboratories and kitchens as a type of sweetener or preservative. Some cooks and consumers use glycerin as a substitute for table sugar, as it is nearly as sweet as sucrose with fewer calories per serving. Since liquid glycerin is hygroscopic, it helps to preserve moisture in a number of different food products, including cake icing and candy. The compound is also an effective fruit preservative, as it prevents excess water from escaping from fruit through evaporation.
Is liquid glycerin safe to use?
Glycerin is listed by the FDA as a generally recognized as safe food additive when used in accordance with good manufacturing practice (21 CFR 182.1320).
Where can I buy liquid glycerin?
You can buy online here at Buy Liquid Glycerin of ChemWorld. Our stocks are manufactured to US FDA standards. All products featured on site are in stock and ready to be shipped within 24 hours.
How do I store liquid glycerin?
Use smoked or colored glass or plastic with the glycerin to avoid excess exposure to the light. If the glycerin seems to dry out, take the lid off and let in some air. The glycerin will pull moisture from the air and rehydrate. Conversely, you can also add water a few drops at a time, to help rehydrate the product.
While glycerin does not have a specific shelf life, it can break down over time. The best storage temperature is 65 degrees Fahrenheit to 75 degrees.
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