Application of magnesium carbonate in food additives

Magnesium carbonate is a white powder that has a variety of uses in the food industry. It is classified as generally recognized as safe (GRAS), which means the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has determined that it is safe for its intended use.

food grade magnesium carbonate

Some uses of magnesium carbonate in food additives include:

Flour Improver: Magnesium carbonate can be used to enhance the strength and elasticity of flour. This helps produce baked goods with better texture and longer shelf life.

Flour Improver

Anti-caking agent: Magnesium carbonate prevents powdered foods from clumping. It is used in a variety of products including milk powder, sugar and spices.

Anti-caking agent

Acidity Regulator: Magnesium carbonate can be used to neutralize acidic foods. This improves the taste and texture of the product and extends its shelf life.

Acidity Regulator

Nutritional Enhancer: Magnesium carbonate is a source of magnesium, an essential mineral. It can be added to foods to increase their nutritional value.

Magnesium carbonate is also used in some non-food applications such as:

Medication: Magnesium carbonate is used to treat hyperacidity and heartburn. It is also used as a laxative.

Cosmetics: Magnesium carbonate is used as an excipient in some cosmetics, such as powders and eye shadows.

Industrial Applications: Magnesium carbonate is used in a variety of industrial applications, including the production of rubber, plastics, and paper.

Magnesium carbonate is generally considered a safe substance. However, some people may experience side effects such as diarrhea and stomach pain. If you have any concerns about using magnesium carbonate, talk to us.

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