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Glycerin is a versatile food ingredient that serves multiple functions in the food and nutrition industry. This refined Glycerin, derived from vegetable sources, is known for its solvent properties, making it an effective additive in various food applications. It acts as a preservative, helping to extend the shelf life of products, and as a humectant, retaining moisture and improving texture. With its plant-based and allergen-free labeling claims, this Glycerin meets the demands of health-conscious consumers. It is certified by reputable organizations such as the United States Pharmacopeia (USP), Kosher, SQF Certified, and compliant with Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) regulations. Gateway Food Products Company Glycerin is available in convenient totes (IBC) packaging, ensuring ease of use and storage.

INCI NameGlycerin

Ingredient NameGlycerin

Chemical NameGlycerin

FunctionSolvent, Fats & Oils, Preservative, Humectant

CAS Number56-81-5

Ingredient OriginNatural Origin, Plant Origin, Vegetable Origin

SynonymsGlycerine, Glyceritol, Glycerol, Glycyl Alcohol, Glyrol, Glysanin, Propane-1,2,3-triol, Propanetriol, Trihydroxypropane

Technical Data Sheet

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Identification & Functionality

Chemical Family
Chemical Name
Ingredient Name
Cleaning Ingredients Functions
Cosmetic Ingredients Functions

Features & Benefits

Food Ingredients Features

Applications & Uses

Food & Nutrition Applications
Common Use
  • Humectant, solvent or preservative in food Its high smoke point makes it a valuable frying oil.
  • Personal care and household, industrial and institutional applications.


Free of Suspended Solids
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Glycerin Content99.7--
Specific Gravity (at 52°F)1.259-USP<841>
Identification B (DEG & EG)0.1-USP<621>
Individual Impurities0.1-USP<621>
Total Impurities Content1.0%USP<621>
Chlorides Content0.001--
Sulfites Content0.002--
Residue on Ignition0.01-USP<281>
Lead Contentmax. 1ppm-
Arsenic Contentmax. 2ppm-
Chlorinated Compounds0.003-USP
Water Content0.3%USP<921>
Colormax. 10Pt-Co-
Refractive Index1.470 - 1.475-EP

Regulatory & Compliance

Packaging & Availability

Packaging Type
Packaging Information
Item # Pack Weight Size (L x W x H) Cube Ti x Hi Pallet QTY
500023 Tote 2,500 # 48 x 40 x 48 45.56 1 x 1 1

Storage & Handling

Shelf Life
24 Months
Storage Condition
Store at 65°F - 75°F in a dry and odor free environment.