CALCIUM PROPIONATE POWDER
VICTORY CAP is the brand of Titan Biotech Ltd. for Calcium Propionate (Calcium Salt & Propionic Acid) (E-282).
Calcium Propionate is food preservative and food improver which is generally produced by Propionic Acid and Calcium Hydroxide under Hygienic conditions. It inhibits abroad spectrum of mold and rope bacteria while increasing the shelf life of bakery foods. When Compared to the other preservative options, propionate minimally impacts yeast, making them the ingredient of choice for yeast-raised products. The common usage level for calcium propionate is between 300 – 500 gm per 100 kg of flour in bread and rolls. It increases nutritional calcium in foods. It is a GRAS approved food preservative (Generally Recognized as Safe by FDA (As per cGMP 21 CFR Para184.108).
Better results can be derived when Victory CAP is used with diluted acetic acid. Maintain pH 5.2 – 5.4 bread dough, in case of Brown Bread pH 5.5 – 5.8.
Bakers can choose to add this preservative to the dough at the mixing stage rather than the preferment stage to maximum the inhibitory effect of Calcium Propionate,
Better dispersion throughout the food matrix.
Required in less quantity.
One of the its advantages is that it doesn’t affect the leavening action of baking powder which is normally used in cakes.