Calcium Propionate

What is Calcium Propionate?

Calcium Propionate is the calcium salt of propionic acid. It is used as a preservative in many products such as baked goods, processed meat, whey and other dairy products. [1]

How is Calcium Propionate used in Food?

Calcium propanoate is used in bakery products as a mold inhibitor, typically at 0.1-0.4%. [1]

Calcium Propionate Health Disputes

Calcium propionate has been weakly linked to irritability, restlessness, inattention, and sleep disturbance in children. The Ecologist Online claims that it is linked to allergic reactions in bakery workers. [1]