|EC No.||E 475|
|Form||Oily to hard waxy|
|Acid Value||Max 6 mgKOH/gm|
|Iodine Value||Max 3|
|Total Fatty Acid Ester content||Min 90%|
|Total Glycerol and Polyglycerol||18-60%|
|Heavy Metals (as Pb)||Less than 10mg/kg|
|Arsenic||Less than 3 mg/kg|
|Cadmium||Less than 1mg/kg|
|Mercury||Less than 1 mg/kg|
Polyglycerol Esters of Edible Fatty Acids (PGE) is manufactured using polymerized Glycerol and Edible Fatty Acids. It exists as a white to off-white coloured, oily to hard waxy material. It is dispersible in water and soluble in oils.
PGE is a Palm-oil free essential emulsifier used in cakes batters, cake gels and non-dairy whipped topping. It also plays a key role in the production of margarine and low-fat spreads. Additionally, it qualifies as a good food additive for Kosher as well as Halal food preparations.
PGE is used mostly for its aeration and softening ability in cake- based products.