Calcium acetate is a chemical compound which is a calcium salt of acetic acid. It has the formula Ca(C2H3O2)2. Its standard name is calcium acetate, while calcium ethanoate is the systematic name. An older name is acetate of lime. The anhydrous form is very hygroscopic; therefore the monohydrate (Ca(CH3COO)2•H2O) is the common form.
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Calcium Acetate is used in food industry
Calcium Acetate is used in candy and confections, cake batters and mixtures, pie fillings, puddings, certain cheeses, gelatine, snack foods, sweet sauces, bread and baked foods, pet products.
Functions of calcium acetate in food as follows:
growth inhibitor for certain bacteria
texturizer, thickening and firming agent
buffer in controlling the pH of food during processing (acidity regulator)
stabilizer when salts migrate from food-packaging material (sequestrate)
extends shelf life
2. Calcium Acetate can be used in beverage.
3. Calcium Acetate is used in Pharmaceutical industry; Calcium acetate E263 binds phosphate to lower blood phosphate levels in kidney disease.
4. Used in Health and Personal careas Fragrance Ingredient; Masking; Viscosity Controlling in cosmetic.
5. Used in Agriculture/Animal Feed/Poultry Calcium Acetate Monohydrate E263 can be used as calcium supplement in pet foods.