should i buy lightroom 3 cheap ms office 2010 buy buy adobe illustrator cs4 upgrade windows 7 ultimate student purchase purchase microsoft visio 2007 buying parallels desktop 6 purchase microsoft visio buying microsoft office 2010 india price of adobe photoshop cs5 for students price of ms office 2007 professional dreamweaver for cheap best price rosetta stone portuguese brazil can you buy excel separately purchase adobe photoshop elements mac buy adobe cs3 web
cheapest capture nx2 microsoft office 2010 standard price cheap office 2007 professional upgrade buy microsoft publisher 2007 software buy autocad 2008 cheap aperture 3.0 purchase mac os x 10.8 photoshop cs3 for sale cheap alien skin exposure 6 mac cheap act software cheapest norton ghost 15 buy microsoft office 2007 product key cheap cheap creative suite 6 best price pcanywhere 12.1 cheap adobe audition software

Archive for the ‘diglycerides’ Category

You Ask, I Answer: Monoglycerides, Diglycerides, and Soy

food-labelsOur 3 year old daughter is allergic to soy, milk & peanuts. Feeding her is a challenge, but my husband and I are managing.

Are mono & diglycerides soy? I can’t seem to find an answer and was hoping you could help.

– Dalton (last name withheld)
(Location unkown)

A good portion of mono and diglycerides are derived from soybean oil, so I would certainly exercise caution.

Share

You Ask, I Answer: Monoglycerides & Diglycerides

What are monoglycerides and diglycerides?

I’ve seen them on food labels but don’t know what they are or why they are in some foods.

– Lisa (last name withheld)
Brooklyn, NY

Ah, yes. Nothing makes you want to reach for a dictionary more than reading a food label.

Monoglycerides and diglycerides are related to triglycerides (three fatty acid molecules bound to a glycerol molecule) — the basic unit of all dietary fats.

They consist of either one or two fatty acid molecules bound to a glycerol molecule and are mainly used as emulsifiers, thickeners, and binders in a variety of different foods.

Although they can be obtained from triglycerides, they are very easy to create synthetically.

“Non-natural” peanut butters, for instance, contain mono and/or diglycerides in order to prevent the oil from separating from the more paste-like crushed peanuts.

You will also often see them present in margarines and low-fat butter replacements.

While they pose no health risks (or benefits), individuals with soy allergies should exercise caution, since a large percentage of mono and diglycerides are derived from soybean oil.

Share

  • Search By Topic

  • Connect to Small Bites

  • Subscribe to Small Bites

  • Archives

    • 2014 (1)
    • 2013 (1)
    • 2012 (29)
    • 2011 (91)
    • 2010 (300)
    • 2009 (581)
    • 2008 (639)
    • 2007 (355)