|Calcium chloride has applications in many areas in the food industry, since calcium is an essential component of plant structures and is necessary in animal and human nutrition. TETRA's food grade products are the highest quality in the industry and meet the requirements of the relevant FCC, EC and FAO standards.
Fruits and Vegetables: It is used to increase the firmness of fruits and vegetables, preventing breakup in processing and cooking.
- Cheese Manufacturing: It is used to increase the size and strength of the curds.
- Beverage Manufacturing: The bottling industry uses it to remove sodium alkalinity from water used in soft drink and beer formulation. Water is then remineralized to desired levels, assuring uniform taste regardless of processing location.
- Novelty Ice Cream: Calcium chloride is also used as a refrigerant in molds used to manufacture novelty ice cream and frozen dessert products.
Calcium chloride is also used as a meat tenderizer and a flavor enhancer. TETRA's food grade products are Kosher certified.