Background and overview of Calcium propionate :
Industrial production of Calcium propionate is obtained by neutralizing propionic acid with calcium hydroxide or calcium carbonate. White crystals, granules or crystalline powder, usually calcium propionate exists in the form of crystalline hydrate,
Food grade Calcium propionate is generally calcium propionate monohydrate. Odorless or with a slight propionic acid odor. It is stable to light and heat, hygroscopic, easily soluble in water, and its aqueous solution is weakly alkaline. Under acidic conditions, it produces free propionic acid, has antibacterial effect, has inhibitory effect on Aspergillus niger and Bacillus aerophilus, and has no effect on Yeast.
Calcium propionate is also an acidic bacteriostatic agent, which has inhibitory effects on yeast bacteria, molds, especially Aspergillus flavus and Gram-negative bacteria. Non-toxic (unless the dosage is too large), LD50 is 5100mg/kg. It can also provide energy itself.
In many countries, it is used as a mold inhibitor for food and feed, and it can also be used as a mold inhibitor for silage under the condition of pH=4.0. The minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) is 0.2%, and the MIC for Bacillus subtilis and Escherichia coli is 0.05%;
Generally, the amount should be increased by 8 to 10 times when the pH value = 6.0, and the general dosage can be achieved at 0.5%. mildew effect.
It is an international food and feed bacteriostatic agent approved by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization and the World Health Organization (FAO/WHO), and its toxicity is far lower than that of sodium benzoate, which is widely used in my country. As well as anti-mildew of jelly, soy products, processed meat products, wet grains and feed; it can also be used medicinally, and can be made into liquid, powder, paste, etc.;
It also has a good therapeutic effect on skin diseases caused by mold.
Preservatives, fungicides. Its bacteriostatic properties are the same as those of propionic acid. It can be used for bread, cakes, soy products, dumpling skins, wonton skins, raw cut noodles, etc. Usage and dosage: The recommended dosage is 0～2.5g/kg. According to the "Hygienic Standard for the Use of Food Additives" (GB2760-1996), it can be used in bread, vinegar, soy sauce, soy products, and cakes, with a maximum dosage of 2.5g/kg; raw noodle wet products (raw cut noodles, wonton wrappers, with a maximum dosage of 0.25 g/kg) g/kg (as propionic acid).
Note: Calcium propionate is generally used in bread, and sodium propionate is used in cakes and pastries. Sodium propionate solution is alkaline, which inhibits yeast activity, delays dough fermentation, and also produces unfavorable flavors.
The use of calcium propionate in bread also has the effect of strengthening calcium, which is conducive to the formation of gluten tissue. If calcium propionate is used in West Point, it will react with the baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) in the leavening agent to generate insoluble calcium carbonate, which reduces the production of CO2. Therefore, sodium propionate is mainly used in West Point.
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