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Also Known As : Permitted Anticaking Agent (E509), Calcium chloride


Taste Profile

It has salty taste.

Usage Tips

  1. Permitted Anticaking Agent (E509) can be used in baked goods to prevent formation of lumps and also as a salt replacement.
  2. It can be used as an anti browning agent for fruits and vegetables.
  3. It can be used as a firming agent for foods like evaporated milk and cheese.

Common names and forms

  1. Calcium (E509)
  2. Calcium Chloride (E509)
  3. Calcium Chloride (Firming Acid)
  4. Firming agent : Calcium Chloride
  5. Firming Agent (INS 509)
  6. Firming Agent E509
  7. Mineral Salt (509)
  8. Permitted Anticaking Agent (E509)


E509 is an inorganic compound in the form of white coloured crystalline solid which is highly soluble in water. It is considered as a food additive in the form of anticaking agent, stabilizer, preservative and firming agent.

Selection Guide

It is available in both solid and liquid form, choose as per the use.


Permitted Anticaking Agent (E509) can cause irritation to the skin and eyes if it comes in contact. If consumed in large quantities, it can cause nausea, vomiting or gastric distress. It can also cause irritation in the respiratory tract, if inhaled.(1)

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