What is Glycerol and why do we use it?

Glycerol works as a humectant that binds water in food, and this enhances the food’s stability and maintains texture. In BAKERS®, Glycerol plays an important role by creating a barrier around our tender* meaty chunks so they stay ‘squidgy’ and also stops moisture going onto dry kibbles, preventing them from going mouldy.

Before we used Glycerol we used sugar to do the same job. However we wanted to move towards having no added sugar in BAKERS dry dog food, apart from what is naturally occurring, so we now use Glycerol.

*Softness varies with time.