(Vitamin C) is used as a vitamin supplement in food and beverages, as a
dough conditioning agent as well as an antioxidant in canned and frozen
Caffeine is a material with a strongly bitter
taste. It is used in beverages and pharmaceutical applications as a flavor
and/or as a general nervous system stimulant.
Calcium Citrate is used as a calcium
supplement, especially in acidic or slightly acidic beverages and juices,
tablets or other nutritional supplements.
Citric Acid is the most widely used acid and
pH control agent in the food industry. Citric acid is characterized by a
pleasant tart flavor easy solubility and stability. It is suitable for a
wide range of food and industrial applications including beverages,
confectionery canned foods and as a basic chemical.
Cream of Tartar (COT) is the acid potassium
salt of L(+) tartaric acid. It functions to complex heavy metals and
regulate pH, It is largely used in chemical leavening to release carbon
dioxide as well as in metal coloring and galvanic tinning. It also
functions as a taste regulator in sugar icing and in the controlled
crystallization of toffees and fondants by the regulated inversion of
Fumaric Acid is non-hygroscopic and guards
against moisture pickup and caking. It is used in dry mix beverages, fruit
juice drinks, gelatin desserts, pie fillings, refrigerated biscuit doughs,
rye bread souring agents, jelling aids, wine, maraschino cherries and
Gluconic Acid 50% is an excellent chelating
agent in alkaline solutions and is stable even in 1 5% caustic soda. It is
mainly used for technical applications, e.g. for surface finishing of
metals, in the textile industry for inhibiting precipitates on fibers and
Malic Acid is the principal acid contained in
apples and many other fruits and vegetables. Malic acid has a clean,
mellow, smooth, lingering tart taste. Compared to citric acid, malic acid
has a prolonged taste effect which can help mask the aftertaste of low
Monosodium Citrate, an anhydrous acid salt,
occupies an intermediate position between citric acid and the neutral
trisodium citrate. It is used as a buffering agent in solutions,
emulsions, beverage and food stuffs as well as an antioxidant. It is
approved by the FDA CFR 181.29 as an indirect additive.
Ethylenediaminetetraacetate) is the tetrasodium salt of
ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid. Na4EDTA forms water-soluble coordination
compounds with multivalent metal ions over a wide pH range.
Potassium Benzoate replaces sodium benzoate
in applications where the preserving power of benzoic acid is required and
a low sodium content is desirable.
Potassium Gluconate has applications similar
to sodium gluconate and is also used as a potassium source in diabetic
food and pharmaceuticals.
Potassium Sorbate is the very soluble salt of
sorbic acid. It is used in many food products as a preservative with an
effective pH range up to approximately 5.5 making it useful over a wider
range than benzoates. Many dairy products with standards of identity allow
the use of potassium sorbate as an optional ingredient, especially to
check mold growth in certain kinds of cheese.
Rochelle Salt is the crystalline mixed sodium/potassium salt of tartaric acid used in medicine as a cathartic, in the preparation of mirrors, as a component of Fehling’s Solution, in metal finishing, in leavening agents, as a buffering agent and as a chelating agent.Sodium Benzoate, the sodium salt of benzoic acid, is most suitable for use as an antimicrobial agent in foods and beverages which are naturally in the pH range below 4.5 or can be brought there by addition of a suitable acidulant.
Sorbic Acid is used as a preservative
effective against yeast and mold spoilage primarily up to pH 6.5 Sorbic
acid is used in cheese making, pickles and other food applications.
Sorbitol is a multifunctional polyol
(polyhydric alcohol) which can be used as a nutritive sugar substitute.
Mainly used for its humectant properties in various food products, it also
is used in sugarfree confections for crystallization control.
Noncarinogenic and approximately 6O% as sweet as sugar Sorbitol is used in
dietetic foods as a sugar substitute. Sorbitol is used for example in
toothpaste, pet foods, surimi, chewing gum, bakery products and sugarfree
Tartaric Acid is used as an acidulant in
beverages, especially grape and lime flavored still beverages, as a
leavening agent and a sequestrant. It also acts as a synergist with
antioxidants to prevent rancidity in fats and oils.
Tripotassium Citrate shows a similar
functionality to trisodium citrate, but provides easier solubility It is
recommended in all diabetic food products which require a low sodium
content. It finds pharmaceutical applications as a potassium and citrate
source as well as in several technical applications.
Trisodium Citrate is a unique buffering salt
for pH control in beverages, confectionery and numerous food products.
Together with citric acid it ensures a precise pH-adjustment over a wide
range. As a sequestrating agent it complexes cations like Ca, Mg and heavy
metals, thus supporting the efficacy of anti oxidants.
Xanthan Gum is a stabilizer and thickener for
aqueous systems with outstanding characteristics such as temperature, pH
and salt stability and pseudoplastic flow behavior It is widely used in
the food industry, but also finds numerous technical applications.