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Propylene Glycol

Also Known As : Methyl ethyl glycol, Trimethyl glycol


Taste Profile

It has a faint sweet taste.

Usage Tips

  1. Propylene glycol can be used as a moisturiser preserver, stabilizer and thickener in food production.

Common names and forms

  1. Dispersing Agent (INS 1520)
  2. Permitted Emulsifier (INS-1520)
  3. Propylene Glycol Esters Of Fatty Acids
  4. Propylene glycol(E1520)


Propylene glycol is a colorless, odorless thick liquid. It is commonly used as a food additive or ingredient in other applications. It is used to improve the texture, flavour, appearance and shelf life of the food products.


Consumption of foods containing propylene glycol may cause the risk of heart disease and heart attack. It may cause nausea, vertigo and strange sensation.(1)

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