Last Updated : Sep 29,2017
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Glycerine is a neutral, sweet-tasting, colourless and thick liquid, which freezes into a gummy paste and has a high boiling point. Glycerine can be dissolved in water or alcohol and since other things can be easily dissolved into glycerine, it is also considered to be a good solvent.It is often used in the food industry due to its capacity to hold moisture. When added to food, glycerine helps it retain moisture and stay soft. Glycerine is also very commonly used in beauty products like soaps and also in pharmaceutical products.
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In foods and beverages, glycerine serves as a solvent and sweetener, so it may help preserve foods.
It is also sometimes used as a sugar substitute.
When used in candy-making, it can add a subtle sweetness, keep candy soft, and help improve the texture.
When added to certain foods while cooking, it helps keep them soft and retain moisture, and also adds glaze to food.
How to store
Always seal the bottle tightly after use. Store in a cool and dry place and use before its expiry date.
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