Glycerol ester of wood rosin
Glycerol ester of wood rosin, also known as glyceryl abietate or ester gum, is an oil-soluble food additive (E number E445). The food-grade material is used in foods, beverages, and cosmetics to keep oils in suspension in water. It is also used as an ingredient in the production of chewing-gum and ice cream. Similar, less pure materials (glycerol ester of gum rosin) are used as a component of certain low-cost adhesives
Glycerol esters of rosin's main function in food and beverage applications is to keep oils suspended and/or evenly mixed in water.
Glycerol ester of wood rosin is an alternative to brominated vegetable oil in citrus oil-flavored soft drinks. In some cases both ingredients are used together.
- Glycerol Ester of Wood Rosin, International Programme on Chemical Safety
- Rosin Resins
- Standard Terminology Relating to Pine Chemicals, Including Tall Oil and Related Products
- Glycerol Ester of Rosin
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