|What is it?|
Emulsify means combining two liquids together which normally don't mix easily. The ingredients are usually oil or a fat
like olive oil or egg yolks, and another liquid like water or broth. Acidic liquids like lemon juice help the process
by changing the pH of the mixture. The liquids are combined very slowly, usually drop by drop, while beating
vigorously, which suspends drops of liquid throughout each other. Bearnaise, hollandaise, and mayonnaise are
examples of emulsified foods.
In the human body bile juices emulsify the oily part of fats.
In the manufacture of supplements, fat soluble vitamins are emulsified when aids greatly in the absorption process.