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Anti-caking agent E551

Anti-caking agent E551

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Anti-caking agent E-551


Anti-caking agent E-551 is also known as silicic acid or silicon dioxide. It is used to prevent the clumping of dry products. The substance reduces foods to sticking together. Anti-caking agent
E-551 is added to soup and sauce mixes and coffee creamer. It prevents the handy powders from becoming one whole and therefore unusable. At Natural Spices you can buy anti-caking agent E-551 online in a package of 1 or 15 kilos.



What is anti-caking agent E-551


Anti-caking agent E-551 is extracted from sand and contains silicic acid. Sicilic acid occurs in various forms in nature, not only in sand but also in quartz and clay minerals. The substance is a white crystalline powder,which is a solid composed of various crystals. It is virtually insoluble in water. Some of the products which contain this substance also contain very small particles called nanoparticles. Silicic acid is a natural substance that has been processed after extraction and therefore we refer to it as a artificial or synthetic substance.



Is anti-caking agent E-551 harmful?


Over the past few years, more and more messages have appeared stating that anti-caking agent E-551 is harmful. The reason for this is that nanosilica is virtually insoluble in water and hardly dissolves in the gastrointestinal tract as well. According to critics, it could therefore accumulate in the tissues of the human body. Despite this, this synthetic substance has so far been authorised by the European Commission, which means that it is safe to use in limited quantities. Do you intend to buy anti-caking agent E-551 online? Check the European Commission's Food Additives Database to see what the daily allowance is.

Nutritional values per 100 grams

Energy1658,29 kJ
Energy396 kcal
Fat0 gram
of which saturated fatty acids0 gram
Carbohydrates99 gram
of which sugars0 gram
Protein0 gram
Fibre0 gram
Salt0 gram
  • UsageDepending on application.
  • Ingredientsanticaking agent: E551
  • Country of originGermany

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