Sugar ester also called Sucrose fatty acid esters. Sugar Esters offer a full range of HLB values from 1 to 16, and in use all grades display exceptionally good surfactant functionality. Though it’s considered safe, some are convinced it has potentially dangerous health effects.
What Is Sugar Esters?
Sugar Esters are mainly the mixture of monoester, diester and triester. It is a high-quality and efficient food emulsifier and surfactant, and has multiple functions including emulsification, dispersion, stabilization, defoaming, preventing retrogradation of starch, adjusting viscosity and controlling crystallization. Sucrose ester products are mainly used in food, sugar, fruit and vegetable preservation, medicine, personal care, cosmetics, fine chemicals, plastics and other industries.
Possible Side Effects of Sugar Esters
Though Sugar Esters is regarded as safe supplement, there maybe some side effects:
GRAS Affirmation: Yes
Generally recognized as safe (GRAS) is an American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) designation that a chemical or substance added to food is considered safe by experts, and so is exempted from the usual Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) food additive tolerance requirements. Sugar Esters is considered safe.
Special Populations Precaution
There is a lot of concern about diet and nutrition for these population, like Newborns, children, pregnant, sensitive to Sugar Esters populations. Better consult to your doctor if you would like to intake Sugar Esters.
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