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Bromates

Alternate Names

Calcium Bromate, Potassium Bromate, Sodium Bromate, Bromated Flour

Description

A "bread improver" and maturing agent. Used in baked goods and allows for stronger dough and higher rising.

Bromates - Quick Stats
Names

Calcium Bromate, Potassium Bromate, Sodium Bromate, Bromated Flour

Allergy Information

Uses

Dough Conditioner

E-Number

N/A

Additional Information

Categorized as "possibly carcinogenic to humans" by the International Agency for Research on Cancer. The FDA has urged bakers to voluntarily stop using it. Warning labels are required in some states including California. Has been banned in the United Kingdom, Canada, Sri Lanka, China, Nigeria, Brazil and Peru.



Found In

bread, rolls, buns

Possible Health Effects

Categorized as a category 2B (possibly carcinogenic to humans) and therefore may cause cancer. Other effects include kidney failure and skin eruptions.

Allergy Information

Unknown

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