Calcium sulfate is used in a wide variety of foods. It appears as a coagulant, a firming agent, a leavening chemical, a conditioner, a stabilizer, and a thickening agent. Calcium sulfate can be found in pastas, breads, baking powder, cheese, jellies, candies, and tofu. Though it’s considered safe, some are convinced it has potentially dangerous health effects.
What Is Calcium Sulfate Dihydrate?
Calcium Sulphate Dihydrate is a colorless columnar crystal or white crystalline powder. It is used in commercial baking as a supplemental filler for calcium in enriched flour, cereals, baking powder, yeast, bread conditioners and cake icing. It is also found in jams, jellies, and canned vegetables that are artificially sweetened. Calcium Sulphate Dihydrate can also be used in the brewing industry to provide a smoother tasting beer with improved stability and a longer shelf life. This product is also used to make tofu in China.
Possible Side Effects of Calcium Sulfate Dihydrate
Calcium Sulfate Dihydrate side effects may:
- loss of appetite
- mood or mental change
- excessive restlessness
- unusual fatigue or weakness
GRAS Affirmation: Yes
Generally recognized as safe (GRAS) is an American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) designation that a chemical or substance added to food is considered safe by experts, and so is exempted from the usual Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) food additive tolerance requirements. Calcium Sulfate Dihydrate is considered safe by FDA.
Special Populations Precaution
There is a lot of concern about diet and nutrition for these population, like Newborns, children, pregnant, sensitive to Calcium Sulfate Dihydrate populations. Better consult to your doctor if you would like to intake Calcium Sulfate Dihydrate.
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