Click here to Login
Subscribe for Newsletter GoToChef for Brands

Emulsifier (472e)

Also Known As : Diacetyltartaric and fatty acid esters of glycerol, 472e, E472e, Diacetyltartaric acid esters of mono- and diglycerides (DATEM), Mixed acetic and tartaric acid esters of mono and diglycerides of fatty acids, Mixed Glycerol Esters of Diacetyltartaric Acid


Taste Profile

It has a mild acidic smell.

Usage Tips

  1. Emulsifier (472e) is used in all varieties of bread, biscuits, coffee whiteners, ice cream, salad dressings, chocolate mixes, frozen pizza.
  2. In order to use it, one can add to warm water and use it, or add to oils/fats and then use or directly add it to flour and use.

Common names and forms

  1. Emulsifier (E 472e)
  2. Emulsifier (Mono- and Diacetyl Tartaric Acid Esters Of Fatty Acids)
  3. Emulsifier [Di-Acetyl Tartaric Acid Esters Of Mono And Di-Glycerides Of Edible Vegetable Oils]
  4. Emulsifiers (INS 472e)


Emulsifier (472e) is a food additive very commonly used in breads. It is used to strengthen the dough by building a strong gluten network. It is an Ivory or yellow powder or granular solid which is derived from glycerol and natural fatty acids which are usually from plant or animal sources. It is also used for various other purposes like to stiffen the flour in order to increase dough fermentation and dough capacity in all bread varieties. It enhances volume in all bread varieties and also improves the inside texture of bread. Emulsifier (472e) also acts as an emulsifier (emulsifiers help to prevent oil and water mixtures from separating into layers) when added to foods and also increases the shelf life of foods.

Selection Guide

When buying Emulsifier (472e) opt for aluminized bag packaging alongwith vacuum packing (indicated usually by 'vacuum packed/sealed' on the label.) It should be stored in a cool, dry and well-ventilated place to avoid moisture and caking. Avoid storing it with inflammable goods like alcohol.  

- Disclaimer
"Information here is provided for discussion and educational purposes only. It is not intended as medical advice or product or ingredient review/rating. The information may not apply to you and before you use or take any action, you should contact the manufacturer, seller, medical, dietary, fitness or other professional. If you utilize any information provided here, you do so at your own risk and you waive any right against Culinary Communications Private Limited, its affiliates, officers, directors, employees or representatives.”