E503 — пищевая добавка, регулятор кислотности, стабилизатор: карбонаты аммония, ammonium carbonates (Е503)

  • Ammonium carbonate
  • Ammonium hydrogen carbonate

Produced from ammonium sulphate and calcium carbonate, natural minerals. Mineral salt, adjusting and modifying agent. Irritant to mucous membranes, alters pH of urine and may cause loss of calcium and magnesium.

Ammonium carbonate commonly known as baker’s ammonia, is produced commercially by heating a mixture of ammonium chloride and chalk. This is further refined by sublimation which results in a white fibrous mass which consists of both ammonium bicarbonate and ammonium carbonate. The mass is then treated with alcohol where the carbonate is dissolved and the ammonium bicarbonate is left behind. The dissolved ammonium carbonate is exposed to air which then converts it to normal ammonium carbonate in a crystalline form, which is then used as a raising agent, and acidity regulator in food.

Common Uses

Used in some medications and in many products including bakery and baked goods, confectionary, ice-cream, and cocoa-based foods.



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