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Acetic Acid is a versatile ingredient that is utilised in both the food and printing industry. It is often used to create vinyl acetate monomer, otherwise known as VAM. This is a building block that is used in many industries to make paints, packaging and adhesives. Acetic Acid is also used to make acetic anhydride, which is in turn used to make cellulose acetate. This is often used in photography. Acetic acid also produces esters – the esters from acetic acid are used in inks, paints, and coatings.
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Acetic acid is also known as glacial acetic acid and ethanoic acid. It is a clear liquid with a rather strong odour. Its molecular formula is C2H4O2: it has two carbon (C) atoms, four hydrogen (H) atoms and two oxygen (O) atoms. It has a boiling point of 118 degrees Celsius and is soluble in alcohol. Acetic acid is most commonly used to make vinegar. To give vinegar its potent flavour, 4 – 8% of acetic acid is dissolved in water and then mixed with other substances.
Usage in the Food Industry
About one-third of production is used in the pharmaceutical industry, the rest is used in the food industry. Some of the benefits of Ascorbic Acid include:
Note: Ascorbic acid will not upgrade inferior raw materials.
It can often be found in:
It is often used as an ingredient in a variety of food and beverage products to help retain moisture, prevent sugar crystallization, and add bulk, smoothness, softness, sweetness and texture. It is more calorie-dense than other sugar alcohols and contains more calories per gram (4.32) than sugar (3.87).
It’s generally preferred over other sugar alcohols, such as sorbitol and mannitol because it’s less likely to have a laxative effect when eaten.
It is also utilised in foods and drinks to slow the growth of moulds and bacteria, which would otherwise multiply rapidly in sugary solutions. Phosphoric acid, also known as orthophosphoric acid, is a weak acid with the chemical formula H ₃PO ₄.
If you’re looking for a food preservative and pickling agent, here it is. Sodium benzoate is the sodium salt of benzoic acid. It is produced by reacting sodium hydroxide with benzoic acid. In the food industry, Sodium benzoate is often used to prevent spoilage that is caused by harmful bacteria, yeasts, and moulds. It also helps maintain freshness in food by helping to slow or prevent changes in colour, flavour, PH, and texture. It is particularly effective in acidic foods, such as lemon juice, pickles, jelly, salad dressings, soy sauce, and other condiments. It is a white crystalline chemical with the formula C7H5NaO2
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