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 Name: Glycerin

Ingredient Name: Glycerin

Chemical Name: Glycerin

Function: Solvent, Fats & Oils, Preservative, Humectant

CAS Number: 56-81-5

Ingredient Origin: Natural Origin, Plant Origin, Vegetable Origin

Synonyms: Glycerine, Glyceritol, Glycerol, Glycyl Alcohol, Glyrol, Glysanin, Propane-1,2,3-triol, Propanetriol, Trihydroxypropane

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Identification & Functionality

Features & Benefits

Applications & Uses

  • 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

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

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