What is DATEM?

What is DATEM?

Is an acryonmy for Diacetyl Tartaric Acid Esters of Mono-diglycerides, it is an emulsifyer that is derived from , soy, palm, or conala oil.


Where does DATEM come from?

A chemical processes involving vegtable oils (soy, palm, or conala), alcohol and or other chemicals.


How is DATEM made?

DATEM is composed of mixed esters of glycerin in which one or more of the hydroxyl groups of glycerin has been esterified by diacetyl tartaric acid and by fatty acids. The ingredient is prepared by the reaction of diacetyl tartaric anhydride with mono- and diglycerides that are derived from edible sources. The major components are a glycerol molecule with a stearic acid residue, a diacetyltartaric acid residue and a free secondary hydroxyl group.

   

Comments:

  1. Lisa Widner
    The primary consideration would be vegan - the next would be \"is the soy oil organic?\", because if not, the vegan part is mute. Non-organic soy products are deathly...

  2. Ida Muhammad
    To be very specific( if the information provided above is correct) is (1) What is the source (animal or plant) of the mono- and diglycerides that reacts with the diacetyl tartaric anhydride and (2) What is the source of the glycerin (animal, plant or synthetic) and (3) What is the origin (animal or plant) of the stearic acid residue associated with the glycerol molecule. All these questions need to be answered to determine if the ingredient is suitable for use in vegan, kosher, and halaal foods.

  3. John
    According to Wikipedia, datem is often derived from GM, that is genetically modified, soy. In other words.. stay far away. GM foods are beginning to show frightening results in lab tests on animals. Dr. John Michael Christian www.johnmichaelchristian.com

  4. Tabitha
    Use shorter words

  5. Tabitha
    That may be true but webkipedia is not always true

  6. Jake
    Don\'t eat gmo\'s if you can avoid them. In faggotville America they don\'t have to tell you if you\'re getting mutant veggies or because Monsanto hired a bunch of fda folks and gave them lots of money. Btw I\'m proud to be a fagotville American. Just not proud of what my leadership has done. God bless you, America... You truly need it. Monsanto made agent orange. Yummy.

  7. Help
    WHat is the skeletal Formula for DATEM?

  8. Help
    WHat is the skeletal Formula for DATEM?

  9. Help
    WHat is the skeletal Formula for DATEM?

  10. Help
    WHat is the skeletal Formula for DATEM?

  11. 1
    Ваш американский яд отравил всю Европу!!!

  12. ken
    you can beat around the bush if you choose that is the way information is availiable on the net. no one wants to commit,datem is a form of free glutamic acid regardless of any other name you peg it with !

  13. Kathryn
    Well, you better stop eating any food that is grown as ALL the food we eat has been genetically modified at one time or the other that\'s what plant breeding is all about moving genes from one plant to another.

  14. Heide
    Re: Kathryn\'s comment. Not true. Hybridization or cross-breeding is NOT the same as GM.

  15. BARRETT CRAIG
    Heide, where is your biogenetics degree from? Please don\'t comment if you haven\'t studied in the field, else your comment is worthless.

  16. BARRETT CRAIG
    Heide, where is your biogenetics degree from? Please don\'t comment if you haven\'t studied in the field, else your comment is worthless.

  17. Janna
    Trams fats are also made from edible sources and we all know what they can do to us. What makes anyone think that any man made chemical emulsifier is ok for us to ingest? Stay with a whole foods unprocessed organic diet for the best health. But thank you for letting me know what DATEM is!

  18. Nell Bednarz
    Heide is correct. Crop production and genetics class and plant breeding class taught me a great deal about plant selection. This was accomplished in the field not a lab, as has been the case for thousands of years, Barrett. Perhaps you should get out into a crop field and talk to a farmer. Not all our food is contaminated with genetically engineered crops, or what is the point of eating organic foods, buying organic cotton, etc.? Personally, as an agronomist, I believe you have a good deal to learn.

  19. S.L. Hall
    My questions are: Why are food manufacturers NOW adding this to our foods? What has it replaced and why? Why is DATEM needed at all? How long has this lab created food been studied before adding it to our foods?

  20. Nani
    As one sensitive to glutamines,I am thankful to learn what datum is! Why is it? The American way has been toward greed for years. It is just another way to S E L L food!

  21. Nani
    As one sensitive to glutamines,I am thankful to learn what datum is! Why is it? The American way has been toward greed for years. It is just another way to S E L L food!

  22. Nani
    As one sensitive to glutamines,I am thankful to learn what datum is! Why is it? The American way has been toward greed for years. It is just another way to S E L L food!

  23. Helen
    DATEM is composed of 2 emulsifiers. I was told one is from potatoes. DATEM is in Baby formulas

  24. Keith
    DATEM is in many proceesed food items, from ice cream to mayonnaise, to fluff up by keeping air trapped, as well as in baked goods. To answer a question above as to why: It and many other chemical ingredients are included to enable the food to withstand industrial mass production techniques, and even more so, to enable longer shelf life. If we ate locally produced items from smaller bakeries, etc., none of this would be necessary, but far too many consumers react to small advantages in price, thereby allowing the mass industrial producers to outcompete the locals.

  25. Katie
    A lot of the locals use pre-packaged

  26. Alex
    I don\'t get Ken\'s statement about glutamic acid. There is not a single amino group in the DATEM molecule. Do you actually understand what you are talking about?

  27. Lacey
    Datem is an additive that was first created by a Norwegian company to prevent freezer burn in dough that is mass produced and shipped frozen to locations where it is baked for mass marketing,for the average consumer. It acts the same way when it is ingested it also holds moisture and cakes the walls of the digestive tract where is builds up over time and the person is lest with diabetes and cancer. It is used to fluff up and keep air trapped. Over time to will make you sick.

  28. Reenie
    Kathryn, Barrett, and Alex you restore my faith in rational thinking. The general belief that the food industry is intentionally trying to poison the consumer is silly. To those so concerned about GMOs, organic, vegan, etc. why are you even looking at processed food? Make everything from scratch and put your money where your mouth is. Or, go to one of those expensive little places that cater to your particular hype. And Lacey do you have any idea how stupid your allegation is? do you know how the digestive tract works at all? Not to mention the major ingredients in the processed food (Fat, Sugar, Salt, empty calories) are more likely to \"make you sick\" than additives used in microscopic amounts.

  29. Reenie
    Kathryn, Barrett, and Alex you restore my faith in rational thinking. The general belief that the food industry is intentionally trying to poison the consumer is silly. To those so concerned about GMOs, organic, vegan, etc. why are you even looking at processed food? Make everything from scratch and put your money where your mouth is. Or, go to one of those expensive little places that cater to your particular hype. And Lacey do you have any idea how stupid your allegation is? do you know how the digestive tract works at all? Not to mention the major ingredients in the processed food (Fat, Sugar, Salt, empty calories) are more likely to \"make you sick\" than additives used in microscopic amounts.

  30. Reenie
    Furthermore: http://www.inchem.org/documents/jecfa/jecmono/v48je02.htm And sorry Tabitha, it has big words. It is kind of hard to have science with shorter words. And for those of you who scream about animal testing - you are the flip side of those screaming that products are not tested enough. You can\'t have it both ways.

  31. A.B.
    It's so frustrating to try to obtain information and read mean comments. Not everyone has the same background or education level, or even the same exposure to new information. So it's ok if someone wants to ask questions. IT DOESN'T COST ANYTHING TO BE NICE!!!! (I'm talking to a bunch of you in this thread). Hostility won't help anyone see things from your viewpoint. Is your goal to make yourself feel better by making someone else feel bad? Or is your goal the actual spread of information that would be helpful to others? Reenie-Just because someone wants vegan/natural food doesn't mean they should have to make it themselves. We all live in a fast paced society and it's hard to get by without using processed food. Even when you try not to. And furthermore-why should processed food even be made with chemicals in the first place?!?! It's kind of not fair to ask someone who wants to eat natural to "make everything from scratch." All I'm asking is that manufacturers be honest about whats in food and remove preservatives, dough conditioners, etc. I realize it doesn't last as long and maybe isn't as tasty-but it's healthy and at a price I can afford. For the record I'm not against animal testing-though it should be done ethically. They want to save money so they use chemicals but these chemicals don't all break down in the body the same way. Our bodies can't get rid of everything we eat and some molecules left behind, called free radicals, can cause damage and lead to cancer. Seems genetics also plays a role but we still don't know how. The public knows of some ingredients that are bad for us, but the jury is still out on several things still used in our food and on GMO, etc. (for the record Heide and that other guy are right-GM is different than hybridization and I don't need a special degree to tell me that). So yeah, I think people have a right to be concerned but it's hard for people to get behind because there isn't a ton of money in it. I don't believe in conspiracies but I do believe you can't assume that just because it's from a food manufacturer or the FDA says so that it's safe.

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