can you cook with glycerin
I'm making fondent and it calls for glycerin,so is this the one I use?
asked 5 years, 4 months ago
on Humco Glycerin USP Skin Protectant, 6 oz
I just emailed Humco Customer Service department and asked this very same question. They told me that YES it is safe for human consumption!
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
You only need FCC grade glycerin to cook with. This superior USP grade Vegetable Glycerine is overkill, plus note that it's intended use is only for skin care. For anybody else who wonders about it, please do some research before you make a decision. Glycerin derived from animal fats is called Tallow, or Crude Mixed, or Technical Grade Only which does not exist in the legitimate USP / FCC market. HUMCO USP Glycerin is completely safe for human use. Thank You.
Look for vegetable glycerin (VG) Food Grade USP.
This question has been going on a lot lately because of e-cigarette users who use glycerin in their liquids.
Typically, most feel that this type is not edible because Humco, the manufacturer of this glycerin, has stated that it is not solely made of vegetable. Sometimes it's all vegetable and sometimes it's not, depending on the lot you get.
There is a vegetable glycerin suitable for use in fondant. Wilton makes it.