What is Vegetable Glycerin?
Vegetable Glycerin, or commonly called VG or Glycerol, is a clear and odourless liquid produced from plant oils, typically palm oil, soy, or coconut oil.
How is VG made?
Vegetable Glycerin is produced using an extraction process called hydrolysis, the various methods of extraction is mostly what determines the grade. During the process of hydrolysis, oils are placed under the combined force of pressure, temperature, and water.
What certifications does Vegetable Glycerin 99.7% uphold?
VG 99.7% upholds the USP and food grade requirements, it is 100% Natural with no GMOs, and Kosher & Halal certified. Ingredient Depot’s Vegetable Glycerin 99.7% is high quality and produced in North America.
Why is VG from North America the key to a quality Glycerin?
The location of the manufacturer often times obliges companies to commit to a final product that is manufactured with GMP quality equipment and processes. Country inspectors enforce and certify the equipment and standards. North American manufacturers are by default using GMP compliant equipment.
What are the benefits of Vegetable Glycerin?
Vegetable Glycerin used in food applications is USP grade or over 99% pure and has a sweet taste. Vegetable Glycerin metabolizes differently than sugar and is used in low carbohydrate foods for sweetness and moisture. Unlike sugar, glycerin does not contribute to tooth decay. Found in countless household products, lotions, shampoo, and toothpaste, contain Vegetable Glycerin. Glycerin is added to these products because it is a humectant; a substance that attracts moisture to the skin. In the cosmetic world, Glycerin 99.7% is no stranger. Vegetable Glycerin may be used as a solvent and substitute for alcohol when producing botanical and herbal extracts. This is advantageous for people who wish to avoid alcohol exposure.
How is VG 99.7% used in the food industry?
In food and beverages, Glycerol serves as a humectant, solvent, and sweetener, and may help preserve foods. It is also used as filler in commercially prepared low-fat foods.