Mono and Diglycerides MDG GMS-E471

Product Specification

HLB 36.- 4.2
Form waxy solid
Colour White to Off-white
Acid Value Max 6 mgKOH/gm
Mono Content Min 40%
Free Glycerol Max 7%
Melting Point 54-60 C
Moisture Content Min 1%
Saponification Value 145-155 mgKOH/gm
Mono and Di-ester Min 70%
Total Glycerol 23-33%
Heavy Metals (as Pb) Max 10mg/kg
Arsenic Max 3 mg/kg
Cadmium Max 1 mg/kg
Mercury Max 1mg/kg
Lead Max 5 mg/kg


Glycerol Mono Stearate or Mono and Diglycerides of fatty acids is produced by esterification of glycerol and fatty acids. It is one of the most widely used emulsifiers in the food and cosmetic industries. It is a lipophilic, non-ionic surfactants available as an ivory waxy solid in the form of powder, flakes or beads.

This is available in 40%-53% Alpha monoglyceride content.

Application in Food

  • Baked Goods

    Acts as a starch complexing and aeration agent.

    It reduces starch degradation resulting in a softer crumb and longer shelf life.

  • Confectionery

    Chewing gum, Toffees and Caramel: improves softening shelf life.

  • Dairy Products

    Ice Creams and Desserts: aeration agent for increased overruns.

  • Fats

    Margarines and Shortenings: Aeration agent and provides softness shelf life.

  • Starch

    Mashed potatoes, pasta and noodles: Aids extrusion in extruded products. Improves rehydration and softness shelf life.

Non-food Application

  • Pharmaceuticals

    Softener in Textiles

  • Polishes

    Shoe Waxes

  • Plastic Industry

    Used as a lubricant in lastic extrusion.

    Antifoaming and Anti-static agent.