emulsifier

noun
emul·si·fi·er | \i-ˈməl-sə-ˌfī(-ə)r \

Definition of emulsifier 

: one that emulsifies especially : a surface-active agent (such as a soap) promoting the formation and stabilization of an emulsion

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Nicolas Jammet, co-founder and co-chief executive of powerhouse salad chain Sweetgreen, says people looking for a vegan emulsifier should try fabanaise, a mayolike product made with aquafaba, or bean liquid. Becky Krystal, sacbee, "Shake it up: Lots of vinaigrette options," 10 July 2018 Nicolas Jammet, co-founder and co-chief executive of powerhouse salad chain Sweetgreen, says people looking for a vegan emulsifier should try fabanaise, a mayolike product made with aquafaba, or bean liquid. Becky Krystal, sacbee, "Shake it up: Lots of vinaigrette options," 10 July 2018 Regional variations use egg as an emulsifier and add an acidic note from lemon juice or mustard. Claire Perez, Sun-Sentinel.com, "How to make your own aioli sauce," 13 July 2018 Nicolas Jammet, co-founder and co-chief executive of powerhouse salad chain Sweetgreen, says people looking for a vegan emulsifier should try fabanaise, a mayolike product made with aquafaba, or bean liquid. Becky Krystal, sacbee, "Shake it up: Lots of vinaigrette options," 10 July 2018 Nicolas Jammet, co-founder and co-chief executive of powerhouse salad chain Sweetgreen, says people looking for a vegan emulsifier should try fabanaise, a mayolike product made with aquafaba, or bean liquid. Becky Krystal, chicagotribune.com, "How to leave those bottled dressings behind and make your own vinaigrette," 29 June 2018 Even the American cheese involves coloring from bee-pollinated annatto, milk from dairy cows that eat bee-pollinated alfalfa, and an emulsifier made from soybeans, which can self-pollinate, but produce higher yields if bees are present. Thor Hanson, WSJ, "The Plight of the Humble Bee," 29 June 2018 Those extra ingredients can include salt, food dyes, preservatives, extra dairy, emulsifiers, or other artificial ingredients. Alex Delany, Bon Appetit, "What Is Processed Cheese, and Should We Eat It?," 30 Apr. 2018 Waxes and oils are next, with some emulsifiers so that oils and water can blend. Kathleen Hou, The Cut, "What’s in Your Mascara?," 3 May 2018

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1888, in the meaning defined above

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emulsifier

noun
emul·si·fi·er | \i-ˈməl-sə-ˌfī(-ə)r \

Medical Definition of emulsifier 

: one that emulsifies especially : a surface-active agent (as a soap) promoting the formation and stabilization of an emulsion

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