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Acidity Regulator(INS 501 (ii))

Also Known As : Potassium hydrogen carbonate, Potassium acid carbonate, Carbonic acid, Monopotassium salt


Taste Profile

Acidity Regulator(INS 501 (ii)) tastes mildly salty with a bitter aftertaste.

Usage Tips

  1. Acidity Regulator(INS 501 (ii)) produces a light, airy texture in baked products like cakes, pancakes, biscuits, doughnuts, and waffles. It is added to wine also.
  2. It is best stored in closed bottles and away from any moisture.



Acidity Regulator(INS 501 (ii)) is a white, crystalline substance. It is manufactured by passing carbon dioxide through a potassium carbonate solution. It is widely used to regulate the pH of food products. It is also used as a leavening agent by producing carbon dioxide to raise the baked product. It is also used as a low-sodium substitute for baking soda (sodium bicarbonate). Acidity Regulator(INS 501 (ii)) was first produced by Nathan Read, in Massachusetts, in the year 1788, by bubbling carbon dioxide through potassium carbonate solution.

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