Tertiary Butyl Hydroquinone ( TBHQ )

Antioxidant
 

Function

Palm Oil (elaeis Guineensis) With Tbhq Stays Fresh For Longerit Has No Distinct Odor And Is Colorlesspalm Oil Is Used In Bakery Products Like Cakes, Cookies And Puff Pastries Because It Makes Them More Flakyit Is Now Becoming A Popular Ingredient In Baby Formula And Pet Food As Wellthe Addition Of Tbhq Gives All These Products A Longer Shelf Life Palm Oil Is Extracted From The Fruit Of The Oil Palm Treetertiary Butyl Hydroquinone (tbhq) Is An Anti-oxidant.

Other use and industries

Palm Oil Containing Tbhq Is Commonly Used In Cosmetics, Skincare Products, Varnishes And Lubricants.

Health effects

Tbhq In Palm Oil Gives It Prolonged Freshnessit Is An Antioxidant, And Reduces The Deterioration Of Fats And Loss Of Nutrientsa High Level Of Palm Oil Is Known To Increase The Risk Of Heart Diseasetbhq In Large Doses (1-4g) Can Cause Nausea, Delirium, Ringing In The Ears, Restlessness And Faintingalthough The Fda Permits Only 0. 02% Of The Total Oils In A Product To Be Tbhq, Over-consumption Is Unsafe. Tbhq Is A Synthetic Antioxidant.

Origins

Palm Oil Has Been Used Since The Times Of The Ancient Egyptiansit Is Grown In Tropical And Sub-tropical Countriespalm Oil Is Extracted From The Palm Fruittbhq Can Be Added To Palm Oil In Four Ways: Direct Method, Spray Method, Antioxidant Spray Method And Proportionate Methodit Is Soluble In Oils, Alcohol And Ether, But Not Water.
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