Food additives have become a necessity of all
types of food products and food industry. Right from the aroma of the
beverage, the texture of the food and its visual appeal, has to be
enriched to make it acceptable.
Humectants act as moisturisers by attracting water.
They are often used to prevent creams from drying out.
Two common Humectants are Sorbitol and Glycerine. Sorbitol is the most
commonly used humectant in cosmetics. It is light and non-sticky, and
Sorbitol is made from glucose.
Glycerine is another humectant that is derived from plants.
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