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Calcium Sulfate

Alternate Names

Plaster of Paris, Calcium Sulphate, Anhydrite, Gypsum

Description

A white powder with no odor or color used as a firming agent and dough conditioner. Also used as a coagulant in foods such as tofu.

Calcium Sulfate - Quick Stats
Names

Plaster of Paris, Calcium Sulphate, Anhydrite, Gypsum

Allergy Information

Uses

Emulsifier, Bulking Agent, Dough Conditioner

E-Number

E516

Additional Information

Also used in toothpaste as an abrasive. Because it hardens quickly, may cause intestinal blockage if consumed in large quantities.



Found In

flour, cereal, blue cheese, canned tomatoes, tofu

Possible Health Effects

Intestinal blockage if consumed in large amounts

Allergy Information

Unknown

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