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Ammonium Chloride

Alternate Names

Salmiac, Sal Ammoniac

Description

Ammonium salt that occurs naturally in the form of crystals or white powder. Used as dough conditioner and yeast in baked goods.

Ammonium Chloride - Quick Stats
Names

Salmiac, Sal Ammoniac

Allergy Information

Uses

Dough Conditioner, Bulking Agent, Leavening Agent

E-Number

E510

Additional Information

Sal ammoniac used in some countries to spice up licorice (Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden) and as a flavoring in vodkas.



Found In

European candies (such as salt licorice), baked goods, condiments, margarine, dried foods

Possible Health Effects

High amounts can cause nausea, headaches, and vomiting. Concentrated solutions can be irritating to skin.

Allergy Information

Unknown

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