Characteristic of the additive: food anti-flaming E900 (dimethyl polysiloxane)
Food supplement E900, which is also called demethylpolysiloxane, belongs to the category of defoamers. It is used in the mass production of various beverages, where it forms a kind of film that prevents the foaming of the liquid. It is necessary solely in order to speed up production.
Externally, demethylpolysiloxane is a liquid that is viscous in consistency and has no color at all. In addition, this additive has neither taste nor odor.
Dimethylpolysiloxane approved for use in food production.
The widest scope of anti-flaming E900 is the production of a wide variety of food products. But what role does he play there? Let’s see!
As we said earlier, demitylpolysiloxane plays the role of antifoaming agent, as well as a stabilizer, a texturizer, an emulsifier, a thickener, an additive against clumping and caking, and also as a binding agent.
Given all the above possibilities of this substance, it is used in the production of the following food products:
- soft drinks with the addition of various flavors;
- some alcoholic beverages (for example, it may be wine);
- fruit coatings;
- fruit-based products such as jams, jellies, etc .;
- a variety of pastries, excluding chocolate;
- all types of chewing gum;
- canned vegetables;
- food products made from various grains;
- liquid breading;
- broths and soups in the form of concentrates;
- mix for making omelettes (in the liquid state);
- semi-finished products, for example, french fries;
- oil for deep fat, as well as some other fats.
In addition to the above-mentioned food products, anti-flaming E900 is used for the manufacture of industrial materials for lubrication, which have heat resistance. Also, due to the dielectric properties, it is used in the production of radio components. Dimethylpolysiloxane, which in this case should play the role of a reagent, is also necessary for the finishing of fabrics and natural leather. In addition, it is used in the production of various household chemicals and paints.
We would also like to note that the food additive E900 has found its application in medicine. In this industry, it is used as a substance that has detoxification and enterosorbent properties.
The special value of demethylpolysiloxane for the body is not, but the harm in some cases can cause. For example, the use of this substance in a dosage higher than 1.5 mg / kg of body weight can lead to the appearance of allergic reactions. Allergy sufferers should pay particular attention to this fact!
Food supplement E900 can also be found under the following names:
- modified polydextrose;
- dimethylsiloxane oil.
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