E527 – Ammonium Hydroxide

E527 AMMONIUM HYDROXIDE Ammonium hydroxide, otherwise known as Ammonium hydrate, is an additive derived from ammonia gas. It appears as a clear, colorless solution with a characteristic, very pungent odor. Mainly, it has the function of an acidity regulator of synthetic origin (it is a strong alkalizing agent). It is also used in the production…

E526 – Calcium Hydroxide

E526 CALCIUM HYDROXIDE Calcium hydroxide, otherwise known as slaked lime [Ca(OH)2], is a compound with the function of a synthetic acidity regulator. In particular, it is a strong alkalizing agent. Slightly soluble in water. Insoluble in ethanol. Soluble in glycerol. It is used in small amounts in various products, such as in baby milk, wine,…

E525 – Potassium Hydroxide

E525 POTASSIUM HYDROXIDE Potassium hydroxide, otherwise known as caustic potash (KOH), is an alkalizing compound serving as an acidity regulator and synthetic processing aid. It occurs as lumps, flakes, sticks, fused masses or other forms, white or nearly white in color. Very soluble in water. Easily soluble in ethanol. Potassium hydroxide is used, for example,…

E524 – Sodium hydroxide

E524 SODIUM HYDROXIDE Sodium hydroxide, otherwise known as caustic soda (NaOH) is a compound with the function of an acidity regulator (it is a strong alkalinizer) and a synthetic technological aid. It is used to enhance the industrial peeling of fruits, to blacken olives and in the preparation of caramel. It appears as lumps, flakes,…

E520 – E523 – Aluminium sulfates

E520 ALUMINIUM SULPHATE E521 ALUMINIUM SODIUM SULPHATE E522 ALUMINUM POTASSIUM SULFATE E523 ALUMINIUM AMMONIUM SULPHATE All of these products mentioned above are compounds of synthetic origin derived from aluminum. They occur as transparent crystals or white crystalline powder. Easily soluble in water, they are insoluble in ethanol. They are used to promote the precipitation of…

E517 – Ammonium Sulfate

E517 AMMONIUM SULPHATE Ammonium sulfate is a compound which has the function of acidity regulator, stabilizer and support for synthetic additives. It occurs in the form of powder, glossy plaques or white crystalline fragments. Easily soluble in water, insoluble in ethanol. Ammonium sulfate is added to various types of food products, such as baked goods…

E516 – Calcium Sulfate

E516: CALCIUM SULPHATE Calcium sulfate-also known as gypsum, selenite, or anhydrite-is a naturally occurring mineral obtained from calcium salts and sulfuric acid. It occurs as a fine, odorless, white to slightly yellowish-white powder. Slightly soluble in water, insoluble in ethanol It has a function as an acidity regulator and technological aid also called “plaster of…

E515 – Potassium Sulfate

E515 POTASSIUM SULFATE Potassium Sulfate (KHSO4) – also known as Potassium Bisulfate, Potassium Acid Sulfate – is a naturally occurring mineral obtained from potassium salts and sulfuric acid. It occurs as crystals, deliquescent whites, flakes or granules. Easily soluble in water, it is insoluble in ethanol It has a function of acidity regulator and synthetic…

E514 – Sodium Sulfate

514 (i) SODIUM SULPHATE E 514 (ii) SODIUM ACID SULPHATE Sodium sulfate is obtained from salt and sulfuric acid. It has several functions: stabilizer, filling agent, acidity regulator and synthetic processing aid. It can be contained in various products, such as chewing gum and colorants. At the moment there are contrasting theories about the effects…

E450-E451 Diphosphates and Pyrophosphates

E450a DIPHOSPHATES, DISODIUM DIPHOSPHATE, PHYROPHOSPHATES E450 (I): Disodium di-phosphate E450 (II): Tri-Sodium Di-Phosphate E450 (III): Tetra-sodium pyrophosphate can also prevent discoloration caused by metals E450 (V): Tetra-Potassium Pyro-Phosphate E450 (VI): Calcium hydrogen di-phosphate ├ácan also be used as a bread improver and calcium supplement E450 additives are a group of compounds formed by combining sodium,…