fats, superglycerinated

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Neutral fats are triacylglycerols, with three molecules of fatty acid esterified to each molecule of glycerol. Mono‐ and diacylglycerols (sometimes called mono‐ and diglycerides) are known as superglycerinated high-ratio fats or fat extenders.

Glyceryl monostearate (GMS) is solid at room temperature, flexible, and non-greasy; it is used as a protective coating for foods, as a plasticizer for softening the crumb of bread, to reduce spattering in frying fats, as an emulsifier and stabilizer. Glyceryl mono-oleate (GMO) is semi-liquid at room temperature.

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