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E526 : Calcium hydroxide
Prepared from the natural salt calcium oxide.
Function & Characteristics:
Strong alkali used as acidity regulator, for example in wine. A solution of calcium hydroxide can be used to preserve eggs. A solution of calcium hydroxide and sugar (1:3) is used to regulate the acidity in frozen products. In strengthens the structure of vegetables during processing.
Cheese, cocoa products, wine, nutmeg, sweet frozen products, dried fish
Acceptable daily intake (ADI):
None. E526 can be used by all religious groups, vegetarians and vegans.