Glazing agent


Glazing agent

Glazing agents, or polishing agents, are food additives providing shiny appearance or protective coating to foods. Mostly they are based on waxes.

Examples are:
* Stearic acid (E570)
* Beeswax (E901)
* Candelilla wax (E902)
* Carnauba wax (E903, used to provide shiny appearance to chocolate and many other foods)
* Shellac (E904)
* Microcrystalline wax (E905c), Crystalline wax (E907)
* Lanolin (E913)
* Oxidized polyethylene wax (E914)
* Esters of colophonium (E915)

ee also

*Glaze (cooking technique)


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