One of the ingredients used in e liquid is Vegetable Glycerin, this ingredient is used to create the vapour produced from an e cigarette and also adds a slight amount of sweetness to the e liquid itself. Vegetable Glycerin is a carbohydrate derived from plant oils. With a thick viscous appearance VG (Vegetable Glycerin) is usually the smaller percentage of the the e liquid makeup.
Vegetable glycerine is classified by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as “generally recognized as safe” (GRAS) and complies with specifications for the Food Chemicals Codex (FCC), United States Pharmacopeia (USP), and European Pharmacopoeia (Ph. Eur. or EP) E244. It is manufactured according to current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) and is shipped according to applicable Good Trade and Distribution Practices (GTDP)
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.