E1204 - Pullulan

E1204, also known as pullulan, is a food additive used in the food industry as a thickening and stabilizing agent.


Pullulan is often chosen for its thickening and stabilizing properties in food products. Since it is derived from natural sources, it is considered safe in regulated food applications. Manufacturers can use it to enhance the texture and stability of various food products.

Characteristics of Pullulan (E1204):

  • Origin: Pullulan is a natural polysaccharide produced by the fermentation of starch by the bacterium Aureobasidium pullulans.
  • Composition: It is a linear polysaccharide composed of several maltotriose units.
  • Appearance: Pullulan is generally in the form of a white, odorless powder.

Physical Properties:

  • Solubility: Insoluble in cold water but soluble in hot water.

Common Uses:

  • Food Industry: Used as a thickening and stabilizing agent in a variety of food products, such as soups, sauces, desserts, and meat-based products.
  • Confectionery: Can be used in some candies and confectioneries.
  • Texture: Contributes to improving the texture and viscosity of food products.
  • Stability: Pullulan is stable over a wide pH range.
  • Adaptability: It can be used in a variety of food products due to its compatibility with different ingredients.
  • Regulation: Its use is regulated in the food industry to ensure safety.
  • Usage Amount: Used in moderate amounts as a food additive.

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