Mono And Diglycerides Ethoxylated
Tough, dry, stale, leathery, tasteless... These are words that describe baked goods without emulsifiers. The processing, distribution and storage of these products necessitates the use of food additives to maintain the quality and freshness that consumers expect. Emulsifiers, a subset of surfactants, are commonly used in many food products. An emulsion is a dispersion of small droplets of one immiscible liquid within another. Emulsifiers keep the droplets from coalescing. Although these food additives may offer some degree of emulsification, they perform more important functions in baked goods, such as starch complexing, protein strengthening and aeration. Emulsifiers that condition the dough by strengthening the gluten protein network for better gas retention, improved texture, and increased volume are sodium- and calcium stearoyl lactylate (SSL and CSL), ethoxylated mono- and diglycerides (EMG), polysorbates (PS), succinylated monoglycerides (SMG), and diacetyl tartaric acid esters of monoglycerides (DATEM).