A humectant is a substance used to help retain moisture and prevent drying in various products. Humectants work by attracting water molecules from the surrounding environment and holding onto them, which helps to keep the product hydrated and prevents it from becoming dry or brittle. In the food industry, humectants are used to improve the texture and shelf life of products such as baked goods, confectionery, and meat products. In cosmetics and personal care products, humectants are used to hydrate and moisturize the skin, hair, and nails.


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Application in food

In the production and processing of bread

Adding moisture retention agents to bread not only prevents ageing and softening to a certain extent but also prevents the migration of moisture to the surface of the bread during storage.

In the processing of meat products

Adding moisture retention agents to meat products can maintain the water-holding capacity, enhance the mechanics of meat, and maintain the nutrient content and tenderness of the meat.

In dairy product processing

In cheese making, salts are widely used to improve its internal structure and give it a uniform and tender texture. It efficiently retains moisture and prevents starch regrowth. It overcomes the shortcomings of traditional foods that tend to regenerate starch in storage and lose water, resulting in a dry taste that is difficult to swallow.