You see glycerin as an ingredient on product labels, but do you know how it is actually made? Keeping the rainforest in mind and staying away from biodiesel and toxic lipids, Moondani chooses Glycerin that is made from natural fermentation instead of industrial hydrolysis. Read below for the difference.
· Under hydrolysis, unsaturated fats can be turned into toxic lipid peroxides (rancid fats)
· Hydrolysis-derived glycerin is manufactured from the same process as biodiesel and soap
· Hydrolysis-derived glycerin from tropical fats/oils might contribute to rainforest deforestation, palm oil from palm trees is a common starting raw material
· Hydrolysis from fats leads to waste as there is no demand for organically certified free fatty acids, monoglycerides or glycerin-free soap which are all potential byproducts of the process. (free fatty acids account for 88 to 90% of the weight of a fat, glycerin is only 10 to 12%)
· The cost of making hydrolysis-derived glycerin (HDG) is not explained by the waste of free fatty acids or glycerin free soap
· Fermentation derived glycerin can be made from any organic certified starchy feedstock such as corn, rice, wheat, barley, potatoes, etc…; therefore completely sustainable and 100% environmental friendly.
· Fermentation derived glycerin has always been a byproduct of wine making and small amounts of glycerin are found in most wines.
· Fermentation derived glycerin creates natural byproducts of high value such as animal feed yeast, byproducts high in protein, minerals, and vitamins
· Fermentation is safe and does not utilize harsh caustic chemicals or dangerous chemical reactors as with hydrolysis
Hydrolysis glycerin is manufactured from the same process as biodiesel and body soap, well it’s safe to consume from a chemical perspective, but thinking about it, it’s kind of gross!
Fermentation on the other hand, is safe, sustainable, and clean.