Firming Agent

Firming agents are food additives added in order to precipitate residual pectin, thus strengthening the structure of the food and preventing its collapse during processing.

Typical firming agents are:

  • Calcium carbonate (E170)
  • Calcium hydrogen sulfite (E227)
  • Calcium citrates (E333)
  • Calcium phosphates (E341)
  • Calcium sulfate (E516)
  • Calcium chloride (E509)
  • Magnesium chloride (E511)
  • Magnesium sulfate (E518)
  • Calcium gluconate (E578)
  • Magnesium gluconate (E580)


Other articles related to "agent":

E Number - Full List - E500–E599 (acidity Regulators, Anti-caking Agents)
... carbonate) (iii) Sodium sesquicarbonate (acidity regulator) raising agent Approved in the EU ... carbonate acidity regulator, anti-caking agent Approved in the EU ... E508 Potassium chloride (gelling agent) seasoning Approved in the EU ...

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