Clear, colourless, hygroscopic, somewhat oily liquid with a slight, fatty odour, consisting predominantly of a mixture of the 1,2- and 1,3- diacetates of glycerol, with minor amounts of the mono- and tri-esters.

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The function(s) performed by the food additive when used in cooking.

  • Carrier - A substance used to dissolve, dilute or disperse a food additive or nutrient without altering its function; typically to improve handling/application.

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Data according to various sources such as fao, fda, codex. Spot a mistake? Tell us!

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United States
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Australia and New Zealand
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Philippines
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Austria
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Belgium
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Bulgaria
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Cyprus
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Czech Republic
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Denmark
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Estonia
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Finland
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France
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Germany
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Greece
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Hungary
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Ireland
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Italy
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Latvia
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Lithuania
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Luxembourg
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Malta
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Netherlands
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Poland
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Portugal
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Romania
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Sweden
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United Kingdom
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Australia
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Aggravates food intolerances - yes

1517 - Glycerol diacetate: Glycerol diacetate is commercially produced from acetic acid and glycerol. Used as solvent for flavours. May cause headaches, nausea, vomiting, dehydration, diarrhoea, thirst, dizziness and mental confusion.

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Aggravates food intolerances - yes

1517 - Glycerol diacetate: May cause headaches, nausea, vomiting, dehydration, diarrhoea, thirst, dizziness and mental confusion.

Angelfire-Food Intolerance, Allergies and Adverse Reactions

Aggravates food intolerances - yes

1517 - Glycerol diacetate: Humectant and solvent derived from glycerol; used to coat fresh fruit in the US

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(1-acetyloxy-3-hydroxypropan-2-yl) acetate
Diacetyl glycerol
Diacetylglycerol
Glycerine diacetate
Glycerol 1,3-di(acetate)
Glycerol diacetate
Glyceryl diacetate
Diacetin

Collection of sources used to create this food additive summary.

Source
Codex Alimentarius
Food Standards Australia New Zealand
JECFA (Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives)
UK Food Guide
UK Food Standards Agency
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Lists the U.S. CAS (Chemical Abstracts Service) registry number and EINECS (European INventory of Existing Commercial chemical Substances) numbers when known.

  • CAS Number: 25395-31-7
  • EINECS Number: 246-941-2

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