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There are various commercial thickening agents that are readily available at most pharmacies. The most common of these are powders that can be added to nearly any liquid. Thick-It and Thicken-Up are two such commonly found products.
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It is produced synthetically from propylene, or by the bacterial fermentation of sugars. It is used as a thickening agent in liquids, as a filler and bulking agent for low-fat foods, as a humectant in baked goods, as an anti-crystallisation agent in icings and confectionary, and as a sugar substitute.
Most sauces and gravies are thickened with some kind of starch. Thickening agents increase the viscosity of a liquid mix without interfering with its other properties. Each thickening agent has properties best suited for specific recipes.