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E 1518: Glycerol triacetate

Glycerol triacetate is commercially prepared from acetic acid and glycerol.

Function & characteristics:
It is used as a solvent for flavours; it also has some anti-fungal activity.

Many products.

Acceptable Daily Intake:
Not determined.

Side effects:
None known when used in foods.

Dietary restrictions:
E1518 can be used by all religious groups, vegetarians and vegans.


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