Permitted Emulsifier & Stabilizer (INS 1442) also known as Hydroxypropyl Distarch Phosphate is a modified food starch. It is a white to creamy white, fine powder, 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. 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.
Permitted Emulsifier & Stabilizer (INS 1442) may slow down the degradation of food in the intestine.(2)
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