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Glycerine (Food Grade)

Glycerine, also known as glycerin and glycerol, is a popular ingredient that acts as a sweetener, humectant and preservative in beverages, baked goods, confectionery, condiments, dried fruits, soups and more.


Glycerine is a sugar alcohol compound. As a food additive, it is labelled as E number E422. It has a viscous structure and a mild, sweet taste. Like most sugar alcohols, glycerine is around 75% as sweet as sucrose (table sugar), but is more calorie dense.

Glycerine is valued by food and beverage formulators as a sweetener, humectant (it retains moisture), preservative, texture enhancer, ingredient stabiliser, flavour carrier and viscosity controller. It can improve smoothness and softness and prevent sugar crystallisation. It also acts as a solvent for food colouring and flavours.

Our food-grade format glycerine is available colourless, odourless liquid in a range of bulk sizes.

CAS Number
Glycerol, glycerin, E422
25L, 1000L, bulk transfer
Chemical Formula


Beverage Ingredients

• Alcoholic beverages
• Juices
• Soft drinks
• Sport drinks

Food Additives

• Baked goods: cakes, pastries
• Confectionery: sweets, chocolate, chewing gum
• Dairy products: ice cream
• Dried fruits and vegetables
• Fitness products: energy bars, protein shakes
• Flavourings and extracts
• Preserves: jam
• Sauces, dressings and syrups
• Soups, spices and seasonings

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Our BRCGS-certificated Food & Beverage division boasts over 25 years’ experience supplying customers across the UK and Europe with high-quality, essential ingredients and additives, including food-grade glycerine.

With our privately-owned delivery fleet, award-winning customer service and state-of-the-art facilities, trust us to be your supplier partner.

Please note: We are unable to sell chemicals to members of the public.


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