FAQs about Calcium Silicate for Food
What is calcium silicate?
Also known as calcium orthosilicate or Cal-Sil (E552) it is a white anti-caking agent with the same applications as silicon dioxide, preventing powdered foods from adhering and it is also used as an antacid. It is one of the most common in the industry.
Is calcium silicate safe to consume?
According to the FDA, it is considered safe for consumption when used as anticaking at concentration levels less than 5% in baking powder and 2% in other foods. We recommend that you follow the supplier's recommendations for the use of this additive in your products.
What is calcium silicate used for?
Like silicon dioxide, this additive is used for powder products. However, its use is greater in dietary supplements.
Where is calcium silicate found?
This ingredient is used in the industry in different products such as:
1. Table salts: Due to the ease with which salts absorb moisture and form crystals, this element is added in the industry as an anti-caking agent.
2. Supplement: It is also used as a supplement for silicon and sodium. It is for this reason that many supplements are added to this component.
Where to buy Calcium silicate food grade?
At mySibi we have a wide variety of silicates from different vendors around the world. We make sure that the ingredients you buy have FDA approval. Enter and register so you can bring the best additives and ingredients for your new food creations.