Polyglycerol polyricinoleate is an emulsifier used to improve the flow and spread of chocolate and candy coatings.

Health considerations

Polyglycerol polyricinoleate is considered safe at the levels present in food (a maximum of 0.3% in the US). Studies in animals and humans found no adverse health effects at intakes of up to 10g a day.

May be found in

Chocolate, confectionery, candy coated chocolate, chocolate coated candy/fruit/nuts, salad dressing, fractionated vegetable oil


U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Food and Chemical Toxicology

Alternative Spellings and Names


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