Vegetable Glycerin

(VG)
Origin: Mixed
$9.95
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Our Vegetable Glycerin is Kosher, Non-GMO, and palm-derived. It is perfect for masking the flavors of unpleasant herbs due to the sweet flavor.

Glycerin (or glycerol) is a natural component of all fats and oils. When fats are digested in the body, they are broken down into fatty acids and glycerin. Hence, glycerin is a non-toxic, natural food substance. It is also a good solvent of herbal constituents and a preservative. To top it off, glycerin is also sweet tasting but does not cause blood sugar problems. This glycerin is Kosher, non-GMO, and Halal Certified. It is generated exclusively from vegetable-based sources and has many uses. It is a product of Malaysia.


How to Make a Glycerite

You can make a glycerin tincture by filling a jar 1/3-1/2 full of herbs (1/2 full makes the brew stronger). Add just enough hot water to get the herbs wet and fill the jar to about 1/2 inch from the top with glycerin. After closing the jar tightly, place it in a crock-pot with a small towel underneath to keep the jar from breaking. Fill the crock-pot with water up to the top of the jar (not touching the lid), and leave it on the lowest setting for 3 days, keeping the glycerin hot but not boiling, and add water as necessary. Strain herbs through cheesecloth, squeezing out excess glycerin. Store in a tightly-sealed jar or tincture bottle, being sure to label. See the How To section for more information.

Excerpts from The ABC Herbal

Glycerin (or glycerol) is a natural component of all fats and oils. When fats are digested in the body, they are broken down into fatty acids and glycerin. Hence, glycerin is a non-toxic, natural food substance. It is also a good solvent of herbal constituents and a preservative. To top it off, glycerin is also sweet tasting but does not cause blood sugar problems.

Because glycerin is slightly sweet, it helps mask the disagreeable taste of many herbs. Other most pleasant tasting herbs are actually delicious when prepared in glycerin. So, by carefully selecting herbs for both taste and efficacy, it is possible to make herbal preparations which not only work, but taste great. That way, you don't have to fight your children to take them.

Uses:
Cosmetics, lubricants, food ingredients, soaps and sweetener. (Approx. 1 to 2 tablespoons = 1/4 cup sugar)

Shelf life and Storage:
Store at 65 to 75°F in a dry and odor-free environment for a minimum shelf life of 12 months in unopened containers.

Where it Comes From:
This glycerin is Kosher, non-GMO, and Halal Certified. It is generated exclusively from vegetable-based sources and has many uses.

Nutritional Information:
Calories (per 100 grams): 432

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