Calcium chloride, Mineral Salt 509, is a compound of calcium and chlorine. It is highly soluble in water and has a strong affinity for moisture. It is a salt that is solid at room temperature, and it behaves as a typical ionic halide. Mainly used as a setting agent for tofu production but finding use as an electrolyte provider for sports applications.
Calcium Chloride use in Food
The main function for calcium chloride in food production is as a firming agent. Firming agents aid in turning liquids into solids some well known examples are tofu and cheese manufacture. Due to the chloride part of this product it can be used as an additive to pickling brine without loading up the solution with unwanted sodium. The use rate of Calcium Chloride in food manufacture is relatively small so this 4Kg bag is ideal for small scale food manufacturers.
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