About Mineral Oil Food Grade
Mineral Oil Food Grade encompasses a wide variety of colorless, odorless mixtures of alkanes from a mineral source. It is a liquid by-product of refined crude oil to make gasoline and other petroleum products. It has a variety of names that correspond to the intended use of the oil including white oil, and mineral oil. It has been used in industries such as cosmetics, industrial, factories, food, and pharmaceutical; pretty much everywhere.
Mineral Oil Food Grade Uses
Mineral Oil Food Grade has great coating properties and can be used on both wood and metals.
Wood – Mineral Oil Food Grade has been found to have great oxidation properties. These oils can be used to coat wooden objects such as cutting boards, kitchen islands, salad bowls, etc. Once coated, the oil soaks into the wood and helps them stay in one piece by minimizing cracks and warps. It also has great water-repelling properties and does not let water seep into the wood, reducing the chances of staining and rot. It also helps to repel food odors by minimizing food liquid seepage.
Metals – Due to their great oxidation properties, Mineral Oil Food Grade can also be used to coat carbon steel knives, stainless-steel surfaces, and other utensils. It forms a protective barrier on top of the surface and helps them resist rust and corrosion.
Release Agent – Mineral Oil Food Grade contains great antioxidant properties and has been used as a release agent in the food, beverage, and pharmaceutical industries. In the food industry, they are added in spices, condiments, and nutrients intended for addition to food, excluding confectionery. In the bakery industry, they are used as lubricants and release agents. In the Pharmaceutical Industry, it has been used as a release agent in tablets and capsules.