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GLYCERIN

Glycerin

Elaine writes:
Since glycerin is not a sugar to begin with, the "ol" at the end does not make it a sugar alcohol. Glycerin is considered to belong to the fat family. So does glycerol.

Seth writes:
Glycerine is legal. If it were not, then fat wouldn't be allowed either. Glycerol is what attaches three fatty acids to get a triglyceride. The body can convert it into a carbohydrate, but it is not a carb.
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Elaine writes:
I found a very good article on glycerol and it has reconfirmed my previous feelings that it is fine.
Here is the URL http://www.chem.yorku.ca/hall_of_fame/essays96/glycerol.htm
I don't think I would use it in baking but I would have to study it a bit more.

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