potassium derivatives for bakery products

Food Additives for a better health balance

Potassium derivatives

Potassium derivatives act as additives in the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries and add value to the products of our customers providing sodium reduction. Potassium hydroxide, potassium carbonate and potassium hydorgen carbonate, also known as potassium bicarbonate, act as leaving and drying agents, enhance colors and adjust the PH value. 

BALANCE BETWEEN FUNCTIONALITY, TASTE AND HEALTH IN FOOD FORMULATIONS

sodium free baking agent

Potassium bicarbonate is a sodium-free baking agent for baking. But not only that; potassium hydrogen carbonate in baking powder also helps to maintain a healthy balance of minerals in the body. Thus, potassium bicarbonate also makes an important contribution to our health, as potassium is a vital mineral that controls important cell functions.

Potassium salts for a better health balance

The right dose of potassium helps maintain normal blood pressure and thus reduces the risk of heart disease. The diet of many people is characterized by an excessive intake of sodium, e. g. through table salt. This results in the ratio of sodium to potassium ions in the body not being properly balanced. There are already government initiatives in over 35 countries around the world that support the increased use of potassium salts such as potassium bicarbonate in food.

Exemplary applications

potassium bicarbonate as substitute for table salt

Bakery

As a leavening agent, potassium hydrogen carbonate is a healthy alternative to foods with high sodium content. Potassium bicarbonate as a substitute thus helps to achieve a healthier diet.

potassium carbonate for the removal of the wax layer from fruits

Dried fruits

Potassium carbonate removes the wax layer from fruits such as grapes. This is a simple and modern method to initiate a controlled and time-optimized drying process.

potassium carbonate for better solubility of cocoa powder

Cocoa

Treatment of cocoa beans with potassium carbonate removes bitter tasting substances and enhances flavor as well as solubility of cocoa powder.

potassium bicarbonate for wine deacidification

Wine deacidification

Potassium bicarbonate lowers the acidity of wine. During the deacidification process, potassium reacts with the tartaric acid to release carbonic acid, causing the pH value to rise. Riesling varieties are particularly suitable for fine deacidification, as they have a higher tartaric acid content.

potassium derivatives in nutraceuticals

Nutraceuticals 

In addition to fortifying effervescent tablets with valuable potassium, potassium bicarbonate puts the right fizz in your drink. Potassium derivatives in isotonic drinks provide the necessary electrolytes after a strenuous workout.

potassium carbonate for ramen noodles

Delicious ramen noodles

Potassium carbonate gives the pasta the attractive yellow color and stretchy texture. It makes them elastic and firm to the bite, acting on the proteins and hardening the pasta in the process.

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