Glycerol ester of wood rosin, glyceryl abietate, or Ester gum is a food additive used as an emulsifier and stabiliser, to keep oils in suspension in water. The functions performed by the food additive when used in cooking.
- Emulsifier – An agent that forms or preserves a mixture of substances normally incapable of being mixed eg. oil and water
- Stabiliser – A substance that maintains the uniform dispersal of substances in a food
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