Polyglycerol Esters or PGE are a range of ingredients with a wide range of functional properties.
Polysorbate replacer in Flavors
Many consumers want to avoid foods with polysorbate 60. Polysorbate is a proven safe ingredient with powerful functionality, sometimes it must be replaced with a more consumer-friendly ingredient. PGE is a perfect choice for this replacement
High HLB ratio polyglycerol esters can function as Polysorbate replacers. Many liquid flavors use polysorbate 60 to emulsifier the fat-soluble flavor components in the high water flavor. Polyglycerol esters are the perfect polysorbate replacer for use in flavors. Typically a 10-1-o grade is used to replace polysorbate in flavors.
PGE’s are perfect for use in whipped toppings. The higher HLB ratio will provide fat particle aggregation in the high water environment of whipped toppings. PGE will provide increased viscosity and reduced coalescence.