A white powder used mainly as a buffer. It is used as a part of many baking powders. Tiny crystals of calcium lactate are often found in aged cheeses as a result of the bacterial activity during ripening. It is included in sugar free foods containing xylitolbecause it helps re-mineralize tooth enamel. It is also included in many canned foods or fresh cut fruit to maintain crispness and firmness.
In medicine calcium lactate is often given for calcium deficiencies and is also used as an antacid. Also commonly found in toothpaste and mouthwash.
aged cheese, baking powder, baked goods, canned produce, candies
Possible Health Effects
It may cause an upset stomach and cardiac disturbances. Also, as it is derived from milk may cause problems for those with lactose intolerance or a dairy allergy.
May cause allergic reaction in sensitive individuals
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