E501 — пищевая добавка, регулятор кислотности, стабилизатор: карбонаты калия, potassium carbonates (Е501)

Mineral salt, adjusting and modifying agent. Used as gastric antacid and to replenish electrolytes in the body, cocoa, confectionary, custard powder and as for 500. No known adverse effects.

Potassium carbonate is produced synthetically for commercial use by the electrolysis of potassium chloride. The resulting potassium hydroxide is then carbonated using carbon dioxide to form potassium carbonate. This is then used to produce other potassium compounds. It forms a white salt that is soluble in water, and used as an acidity regulator, and buffering agent in food.

Potassium bicarbonate is produced by reacting potassium carbonate with carbon dioxide and water to produce a soft white granular powder, which is soluble in water and used in baking.

Common Uses

Used in bakery goods, soft drinks, cocoa, confectionary, custard powder, mead and wine.

 
 

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