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humectant

 [hu-mek´tant]
1. moistening.
2. a moistening or diluent medicine.

hu·mec·tant

(hyū-mek'tănt),
1. Moistening.
2. A substance used to obtain a moistening effect (for example, glycerin solution).

hu·mec·tant

(hyū-mek'tănt)
An agent that promotes retention of moisture; a substance added to a powder, e.g., a dentifrice, to prevent hardening on exposure to air.
[L. humectus, moist, fr. humor, moisture]

hu·mec·tant

(hyū-mek'tănt)
Agent that promotes retention of moisture; added to prevent hardening.
[L. humectus, moist, fr. humor, moisture]
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Table 4 summarizes the surface colour of duck jerky manufactured with different humectants. Lightness (Commission Internationale de l'Eclairage [CIE] L*) was in the range of 24.51 to 27.15, 28.23 to 28.70, and 29.10 to 29.47 for jerky cured in honey, rice syrup and sorbitol, respectively.
The scientists measured the combined effect of aW, pressure, the duration of treatment, temperature and the type of humectant used on the HP inactivation of E.
Table 1 Surfactant-Based Formulation For Wet Wipes Ingredients Function % w/w Basic Surfactant Cleansing 0.1-3 Co-Surfactant Mildness/ Stabilizer 0.1-3 Humectants Skin Care 0-5 Specialty Additives Additives 0-5 Actives Actives 0-1 Fragrance, Solubilizers if needed 0-2 Chelating agents, pH buffers q.s.
Researchers will test and evaluate how infusing or coating flavors, humectants, nutrients and phytochemicals at various processing stages will affect product quality and processing characteristics.
Instead, Lowe suggests creams that include humectants such as glycerine, antioxidant mixtures like vitamin E or vitamin C, and low levels of retinoids such as vitamin A.
A chemical like chlorine, which is put in pools to kill bacteria, can be quite harsh on the skin, drying it out and stripping skin of its natural humectants.
If the water activity of the meat is too high you might get soggy bread.' To overcome the problem researchers at Natick used fillings such as pepperoni and chicken, to which they added substances called humectants which stop water leaking out.
This latest weapon against the cold war is part of his Mg (Male grooming) range formulated with humectants and soft wax to protect against wind damage and help prevent chapped skin.
Choose a perfume- free moisturiser and check the ingredients list for moisture-trapping humectants like glycerin and panthenol.
The section includes separate headings for acidulants, antioxidants, cereal products, colours, curing compounds, dietary supplements, emulsifiers and stabilisers, enzymes, fats and oils, fish products, flavours, fruit products, humectants, meat products, milk products, preservatives, sweeteneres, vegetable products and viscositx, controllers.
There is also a host of casing materials and humectants used to hold moisture, replace sugars lost during the curing of tobacco, and make smoke smoother and milder.