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E526 : Calcium hydroxide

Origin:
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.

Products:
Cheese, cocoa products, wine, nutmeg, sweet frozen products, dried fish

Acceptable daily intake (ADI):
None determined

Side effects:
None known.

Dietary restrictions:
None. E526 can be used by all religious groups, vegetarians and vegans.

 



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