The triglyceride 1,2,3-triacetoxypropane is more generally known as triacetin E1518 and glycerin triacetate. It is the triesterof glycerol and acetylating agents, such as acetic acid and acetic anhydride. Though Triacetin E1518 is considered safe, some are convinced it has potentially dangerous health effects.
What Is Triacetin E1518?
Triacetin is a colorless liquid. This product acts as a solvent in flavorings. Triacetin E1518 is used in applications such as baked goods, beverages, chewing gum, flavoring agents, dairy desserts and humectant.
Possible Side Effects of Triacetin E1518
Triacetin E1518 is generally considered a safe ingredient. The possible side effects like Irritation.
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. Triacetin E1518 is considered safe by FDA.
Special Populations Precaution
There is a lot of concern about diet and nutrition for these population, like Newborns, children, pregnant, sensitive to Triacetin populations. Better consult to your doctor if you would like to intake Triacetin.
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