Zemea® propanediol is a bio-based glycol (1,3 propanediol) made by an eco-friendly and sustainable process, and has a storied history of use in personal care applications as a humectant, carrier of cosmetic actives, and preservative enhancer.
Now it is ready with approvals for use in food, beverage and pharmaceutical applications, carrying the designations FCC and USP. Keys to success in such applications include taste and texture.
Zemea® USP-FCC propanediol adds a sweet, cool taste to beverages, foods and oral care products, but has the main benefit as a process aid, making other ingredients work better and faster. It enables reduced levels of such flavor solubilizers as Polysorbate 80. This bio-based material enables the introduction of gums and thickeners into aqueous-based systems with ease and speed.
Zemea® USP-FCC propanediol can carry high-potency sweeteners into water in a fraction of the time, and possibly improve the taste profile.
For an in-depth analysis of how Zemea® USP-FCC propanediol can improve your food or beverage product, download the technical bulletin here.
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