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More about ….. Potassium Lactate

Commonly Asked Questions Regarding Potassium Lactate What is it? Potassium Lactate is a colourless liquid derived from lactic acid ( lactic acid is not derived from dairy therefore, no allergen issues), a commonly used biological acid that is naturally present in animal tissue. How do I use it? Potassium Lactate is a 60% concentrated solution […]

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Sodium Erythorbate vs Sodium Ascorbate vs Ascorbic Acid

What Are They? How Do They Compare? Sodium Erythorbate Sodium Erythorbate is an antioxidant that is the sodium salt of erythorbic acid (produced by fermentation of food grade starch). In the dry state, it is non-reactive, but when mixed with water, it reacts with atmospheric oxygen and other oxidizing agents. In meat curing, it controls […]

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Phosphates in Meat Processing

What functional role do phosphates play in meat processing? Phosphates act to increase the water holding capacity of meat, by forcing the proteins apart, which in turn allows water to move in between protein molecules. Phosphates are also very good chelating agents. Phosphates are used in meat products for preservation of natural flavours. Added benefits […]

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Ingredients, Additives, Flavours & Extractives – Reference

MORE ABOUT… SODIUM/POTASSIUM NITRITES AND NITRATES Nitrates (saltpeter) and nitrites are the ‘curing’ agents in cured meats. The development of the red to pink cured colour is their most recognizable characteristic. Added functions of nitrates/nitrites are: contribute to end product flavour and sensory qualities inhibitor and spoilage microorganisms to retard development of rancidity Nitrate in […]

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Reducing Sodium in Baked Goods

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Reducing Sodium in Cheese

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What is salt and why is it used

Sodium is required in the body to regulate fluids and blood pressure, and to keep muscles and nerves functioning normally. The amount of sodium considered adequate to promote good health in adults is 1,500 milligrams per day. Health Canada recommends that a maximum of 2,300 milligrams of sodium per day for adults not associated with […]

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The Salt Problem: Every Body Needs It… But Not Too Much

The Salt Problem:  Every Body Needs It… But Not Too Much We need salt for variety of reasons.  On a basic physiological level we need salt to regulate electrolyte balance, prevent dehydration and maintain cellular functions that allow us to survive. A body cannot go without salt, and throughout history access to salt has created […]

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