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- n. A substance that helps an emulsion form, or helps keep an emulsion from separating.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An agent, such as gum arabic, employed to effect the emulsification of a fixed oil.
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- n. a surface-active agent that promotes the formation of an emulsion
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An emulsifier is a substance of some kind that coats the oil droplets and prevents them from coalescing with each other.
Emulsions are obtained by dispersing bitumen in water with the help of an emulsifier, which is either of an anionic or a cationic kind.
Lecithin is most often added to foods as an emulsifier, that is, a substance that helps keeps food components blended together.
If, at this moment, you are trying to see how much of your bow release will fit into a single nostril or are reading the ingredients of your Hershey's chocolate bar and wondering what, exactly, an "emulsifier" does, you will not shoot this buck.
Sodium cyclamate is an artificial sweetener now banned in the U.S., but FD&C Red No. 2, a food dye, and polyoxyethylene 20 sorbitan monostearate, an emulsifier, are still in regular use in the food supply, according to the FDA's website.
Cyclodextrin, approved for use as a drug emulsifier, is being taken by children with Niemann-Pick Type C under compassionate-use approval by the FDA.
- Finally, slowly stir in “Good vibes” as an emulsifier
To put this in perspective, polysorbate 80 has been used for many years as an emulsifier to make ice cream smooth and to slow melting.
Makes the salt air by blending water, salt, lemon, and pure lecithin, a natural emulsifier -- it actually turns into foam and he puts it on top ... a salt-air margarita!
First you prepare a milk-and-cornstarch slurry in a small bowl, to be used as a thickener and emulsifier when the ice cream foundation is cooked before freezing.