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1441: Hydoxypropyl di-starch glycerol

Origin:
Prepared by treating starch with propyleneoxide, epichlorhydrine and glycerol. The resulting starch is more stable against acid, alkaline and starch degrading enzymes. It also provides better colour and shine to products and is more stable after cooling.

Function & characteristics:
Thickening agent

Products:
Many food products

Acceptable Daily Intake:
None determined

Side effects:
It may cause diarrhoea

Dietary restrictions:
None, modified starches can be used by all religious groups, vegans and vegetarians.

 



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