Vegetable Glycerin used in food applications is USP grade or over 99% pure and has a sweet taste. Vegetable Glycerin metabolizes differently than sugar and is used in low carbohydrate foods for sweetness and moisture. Unlike sugar, glycerin does not contribute to tooth decay. Found in countless household products, lotions, shampoo, and toothpaste, contain Vegetable Glycerin. Glycerin is added to these products because it is a humectant; a substance that attracts moisture to the skin. In the cosmetic world, Glycerin 99.7% is no stranger. Vegetable Glycerin may be used as a solvent and substitute for alcohol when producing botanical and herbal extracts. This is advantageous for people who wish to avoid alcohol exposure.