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Permitted Emulsifier & Stabilizer (INS 1442)

Also Known As : Hydroxypropyl distarch phosphate(HDP), E1442, Distarch phosphate hydroxypropylated, Hydroxypropyl distarch phosphate, 2-hydroxypropyl starch hydrogen phosphate, Starch hydrogen phosphate 2-hydroxypropyl ether


Taste Profile

It is odourless and has a bland taste.

Usage Tips

  1. Permitted Emulsifier & Stabilizer (INS 1442) is used in baby food, jelly type sweets, iced lollies, confectionery, yogurts, egg white mix, fruit flavoured fillings, batter mixes.

Common names and forms

  1. Emulsifier (INS 1442)
  2. Emulsifiers & Stabilizers (INS 1442)
  3. Emulsifying & Stabilizing agents E1442
  4. Maize Thickener (1442)
  5. Modified Corn Starch E1442
  6. Modified Starch (E 1442)
  7. Modified Starch (INS 1442)
  8. Modified Starch: Hydroxy Propyl Distarch Phosphate E1442
  9. Permitted Emulsifying & Stabilizing Agent E1442
  10. Permitted Food Conditioner ( Modified Corn Starch)
  11. Stabilizers (INS 1442)
  12. Stabilizing Agents (INS 1442)
  13. Thickener (1442)
  14. Thickener INS 1442
  15. Thickening Agents (INS 1442)


What is INS 1442

Permitted Emulsifier & Stabilizer (INS 1442) is a white to creamy white, fine powdered modified food starch. It is prepared by treating starch with propylene oxide and phosphoric acid. The starch gets modified and is more stable against acid, alkaline and starch degrading enzymes. 

What does it do?

  • It acts as a thickening and texturizing agent in food products and provides greater shelf life, increases shine and color to products and possesses excellent cold storage qualities. 

  • Permitted Emulsifier & Stabilizer (INS 1442) on consumption does not release glucose through the small intestine, thus helping lower glucose and insulin levels after a meal, thus restricting the production of new fat cells.

  •  It is used in practically all starch applications, such as in food products as a thickening agent, stabilizer or emulsifier.


Health benefits

  • Permitted emulsifier and stabilizer (INS 1442) boosts fat oxidation (breaking down of fatty acids) and emulsification (increase in surface area of fats in the intestine to aid its digestion) in the body. It also increases metabolism in the body. It stimulates the breaking of glucose content in the body and provides energy. (1)

  • Permitted emulsifier and stabilizer, INS 1442 helps in lowering the LDL cholesterol level and increasing HDL cholesterol in the blood. It lowers harmful cholesterol levels in the blood and improves good cholesterol. It helps to maintain weight and control the triglyceride level in blood. (1)


Permitted Emulsifier & Stabilizer (INS 1442) may slow down the degradation of food in the intestine.(2)

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