Calcium propionate 25kg

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Calcium propionate is a food additive that is commonly used as a preservative to prevent the growth of mold and other microorganisms in various food products. It is the calcium salt of propionic acid and is often referred to by its chemical formula, Ca(C2H5COO)2. Calcium propionate is white crystalline powder or granules that are easily soluble in water. When added to food, it helps extend its shelf life by inhibiting the growth of bacteria, fungi, and molds, thereby preventing spoilage. It is commonly used in baked goods, dairy products, processed meats, and other foods where mold and bacterial growth are a concern.


Calcium propionate is widely used as a food additive in various industries due to its antimicrobial properties. Some of the major or common uses of calcium propionate include:

  1. Bakery Products: Calcium propionate is commonly used in baked goods such as bread, cakes, pastries, and doughnuts to prevent the growth of mold and extend their shelf life.
  2. Dairy Products: It is used in processed dairy products like cheese, yogurt, and cream to inhibit the growth of spoilage-causing microorganisms.
  3. Processed Meats: Calcium propionate is added to processed meats like sausages, hot dogs, and deli meats to prevent the growth of bacteria and fungi.
  4. Snack Foods: Snack items like potato chips, crackers, and pretzels often contain calcium propionate to maintain their freshness and prevent microbial contamination.
  5. Beverages: Some beverages, including fruit juices and soft drinks, may use calcium propionate as a preservative to prevent spoilage.
  6. Animal Feed: Calcium propionate is also utilized in the animal feed industry to preserve feed and prevent the growth of mold and bacteria, ensuring the quality and safety of the feed for livestock.

It’s worth noting that the specific applications of calcium propionate may vary depending on regional regulations and industry practices.

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