Health Leads food grade vegetable glycerin, glycerine or glycerol has a 99.9% glycerin content.
This sweet tasting viscose liquid or syrup is a great sugar substitute, has no apparent aroma, is clear in colour and does not contribute to bacterial tooth decay! Also it has the added benefit of only 27 calories per teaspoon and yet gives the same energy. It is 60% sweeter than table sugar, and does not raise blood sugar levels, making it very good for those with diabetes.
Vegetable glycerin is widely used in the cosmetic industry for its ability to give creams and lotions a smooth and silky feel. It is used extensively as a substitute in botanical extracts for those who cannot consume alcohol.