Calcium Chloride

Preservative
 

Function

Calcium Chloride Is Used As A Firming Agent For Canned Vegetables And Fruitsin Canned Tomatoes, Not Only Does It Help Retain Texture But It Is Also Is A Low Sodium Flavor Agentbecause If It Is Low Sodium, But Salty, It Has Replaced The Use Of Sodium Chloride In Canned Picklesit Is Also A Common Electrolyte In Sports Drinks And Is A Nutritional Calcium Supplement In Bottled Watercalcium Chloride Is Used As A Preservative In Foodsit Has Sequestrant Properties And Is An Acidity Regulatorit Is Used To Adjust The Mineral Content Of Water In The Beer Making Process In The Process Of Making Tofu And Soybean Curd, Calcium Chloride Is Used To Precipitate The Soy Proteincalcium Chloride Is A Better Option Than Sodium Chloride In This Process As The Resulting Product Has Lower Sodium And Contains Calcium.

Other use and industries

Calcium Chloride Is Used In Brines In Refrigeration Plants. It Is Used To Deice Roads Due To Its Ability To Lower The Freezing Point Of The Road Surface. It Is Also Used As A Desiccant Or Water Absorber In Packaged Materials. Calcium Chloride Also Has Medical Uses, Including Intravenous Administration For Magnesium Intoxication And Treating Hypocalcaemia. In The Genetic Research Lab, It Is Used In The Transformation Process By Helping In The Uptake Of Dna.

Health effects

No Known Side Effects Are Published; However, Due To Dietary Concerns Of High Sodium And Not Enough Calcium, Calcium Chloride Is A Product That Helps Food Producers Develop Foods That Do Not Contribute To These Issues.

Origins

There Are Three Production Methods For Calcium Chloridethey Are The Limestone Hydrochloric Acid Process, Solvay Process, And The Natural Brine Processthe Most Common Method For Food Grade Calcium Chloride Is The Limestone Hydrochloric Acid Processbriefly, Limestone Is Treated With Hydrochloric Acid To Produce A Concentrated Calcium Chloride Solutioncalcium Hydroxide Is Added To Help Precipitate Out The Magnesium And Other Metalsthen The Process Concludes With A Sedimentation And Filtration Process To Yield A 36% Solution Of Calcium Chloride.
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