What is ACETYLATED MONOGLYCERIDES?
Acetylated Monoglyceride is an emulsifier in which acetic acid is bound with monoglyceride. It is used as powdered foaming agents, solvents, plasticizers for gums and coating agents for food.
Where does ACETYLATED MONOGLYCERIDES come from?
It is made from reacting fats with glycerol and triacetin.
How is ACETYLATED MONOGLYCERIDES made?
Acetylated monoglycerides are sold in the United States under the tradename "Myvacet" by Eastman Chemical Products Inc. They are made by reacting fats with glycerol and triacetin.
Is ACETYLATED MONOGLYCERIDES healty for me?
The FDA has this to say about Acetylated monoglycerides:
21 CFR 172.828 - Acetylated monoglycerides.
TITLE 21 - FOOD AND DRUGS
CHAPTER I - FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
SUBCHAPTER B - FOOD FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION
PART 172 - FOOD ADDITIVES PERMITTED FOR DIRECT ADDITION TO FOOD FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION
subpart i - MULTIPURPOSE ADDITIVES
172.828 - Acetylated monoglycerides.
The food additive acetylated monoglycerides may be safely used in or on food in accordance with the following prescribed conditions: (a) The additive is manufactured by: (1) The interesterification of edible fats with triacetin and in the presence of catalytic agents that are not food additives or are authorized by regulation, followed by a molecular distillation or by steam stripping; or (2) The direct acetylation of edible monoglycerides with acetic anhydride without the use of catalyst or molecular distillation, and with the removal by vacuum distillation, if necessary, of the acetic acid, acetic anhydride, and triacetin.
(b) The food additive has a Reichert-Meissl value of 75200 and an acid value of less than 6.
(c) The food additive is used at a level not in excess of the amount reasonably required to produce its intended effect in food, or in food-processing, food-packing, or food-storage equipment.
[42 FR 14491, Mar. 15, 1977, as amended at 50 FR 3508, Jan. 25, 1985]
More information about ACETYLATED MONOGLYCERIDES.
It has little emulsifying activity but there are many characteristics and application fields as follows:
- Soft acetylated monoglyceride is able to expand by more than 8 times with tension.
- It is an extremely stable oil of which peroxide value does not increase even when heated at 97.7 °C for 1000 hours.
- The combination of liquid acetylated monoglyceride and hydrogenated fats can improve the quality of fats, for example, margarine characterized with small temperature changes and wide plasticizing range, can be produced with them.
- It is a liquid characterized by being less oily even at low temperatures and available as a solvent, lubricant, plasticizer for vinylacetate, etc.
- Although it has no function as an emulsifier, it is usable for foaming fats and oils by itself or in combination with other emulsifiers because of its stable alpha-crystal structure.