Food Emulsifiers




Names of Food Emulsifiers on Product Labels:

Names of common food emulsifiers include soy lecithin, mono- and diglycerides, egg yolks, polysorbates, and sorbitan monostearate.

What Food Emulsifiers do:

Emulsifiers allow smooth mixing of ingredients, prevent separation; keep emulsified products stable, reduce stickiness, control crystallization, keep ingredients dispersed, and help products dissolve more easily.

Examples of Uses for Food Emulsifiers:

They are used in foods like salad dressings, peanut butter, chocolate, margarine, and frozen desserts.


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