Can magnesium carbonate be used as a food additive?

Hebei Messi Biology Co., Ltd. stated that magnesium carbonate is a commonly used food additive. It is mainly used to adjust the pH of food and increase the hardness of food. Its functions also include the following points:

food grade magnesium carbonate

1, Acid neutralizer: Magnesium carbonate can neutralize acidic substances in food, making it neutral or even alkaline, improving the taste of food.

Acidity Regulator

2, Thickening agent: Magnesium carbonate has a certain thickening effect and can increase the viscosity and texture of food.

3, Moisturizer: Magnesium carbonate can increase the humidity of food and prevent it from drying out and losing its original flavor and taste.

4, Hardener: Magnesium carbonate can increase the hardness of food, making it stronger and stronger.

Hebei Messi Biology Co., Ltd. stated that although magnesium carbonate is a safe food additive, the following points still need to be paid attention to in food processing:

1, The dosage should be moderate: Only use an appropriate amount of magnesium carbonate. Excessive use will affect the taste of food and health.

2, Use with other additives: Magnesium carbonate is usually used with other additives such as gelatin, pectin, etc. to achieve better results.

3, Do not mix with oxidants: Magnesium carbonate should not be mixed with foods containing oxidants to avoid chemical reactions that may affect the human body.

4, It is not suitable to be exposed to the air for a long time: Magnesium carbonate easily absorbs moisture and carbon dioxide in the air and should be stored in a dry environment to avoid long-term exposure to the air.

In short, as a commonly used food additive, magnesium carbonate has a variety of functions, but you need to pay attention to the correct usage method when using it to achieve better results and ensure food safety and hygiene.

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