E574 — пищевая добавка, регулятор кислотности: глюконовая кислота (D-), gluconic acid (D-) (Е574)

Gluconic acid is a naturally occurring compound that is found in fruit, honey, tea, and wine. It can also be produced by the fermentation of glucose with certain moulds. It produces colourless crystals that are very soluble in water, and is used as an acidity regulator in food.

Gluconic is also used in cleaning products where it helps cleaning up mineral deposits. It is a strong chelating agent, especially in alkaline solution. It chelates the cations of calcium, iron, aluminium, copper, and other heavy metals.

Common Uses

Used in processed fruits and vegetables, soft drinks, desserts, milk products, and beer.



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