Emulsifiers: Lecithin, Lecithin Replacements

Emulsifiers act as a mixing agent in incompatible substances. In gum they can also serve as an anti-sticking agent. Surface active lipids such as monodiglycerides, acetylated monoglycerides, diglycerides, triglycerides and lecithin are used when making gum base and chewing/bubble gum. The most common emulsifiers in gum applications are glycerol Monostearate and Lecithin.

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