Calcium propionate is a food preservative that is sometimes referred to as bakery preservatives. It’s recognized as an E 282 food additive.
In bread and other bakery and confectionery products, calcium propionate is used as a mold inhibitor. It inhibits the growth and reproduction of microorganisms such as molds, bacteria, and fungi, which helps preserve foods, particularly baked goods. The safety of calcium propionate has been well investigated, and it appears to be safe for most people with few side effects. People may get headaches or migraines in uncommon cases.
It is vegan since it is generated through a chemical process, and the basic materials utilized are made without the use of animal matter or products produced from animals. As a result, it is vegan and suitable for vegetarians.
Used in Food
Mold can easily infect bread in a hot, humid atmosphere and on equipment, even if it was eliminated during the baking process. Calcium propionate is a mold inhibitor that is often used in bread and other yeast-based baked goods. It does not affect the fermentation process, but it naturally protects these food items from not getting infected at all.
It Can Also Help with Calcium Absorption
Since sodium propionate delays yeast fermentation, it is not advised for use in bread or rolls. Still, it is approved for cake preservation because calcium (from calcium propionate) changes the effect of chemical leavening agents in cakes.
Due to its high solubility, Calcium Propionate Manufacturer can be added it directly to animal feed in dry form or dissolved in water before use.