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Flour Treatment Agent (516)

Also Known As : Calcium sulfate dihydrated, Gypsum


Usage Tips

  1. Flour Treatment Agent (516) can be used as a flour treatment agent, anticaking agent, and stabilizer in food products.
  2. It can be used in yeast foods, canned vegetables, enriched flours, breads, cereals, baking powder, juices, jellies, and preserves. It can also be used as a coagulant in products such as tofu.
  3. It can be used as a firming agent in canned potatoes, tomatoes, carrots, lima beans, and peppers.


Flour treatment agents are food additives that are combined with flour to increase the speed of dough rising. They also help to improve the workability and strength of dough. They reduce the time of producing a loaf of bread from 12-24 hours to 2 hours. Flour Treatment Agent (516) is inorganic calcium compound in the form of white, odourless crystalline salt. It is calcium salt of sulfuric acid and occurs naturally in the form of gypsum. It is used as a food additive in the form of a flour treatment agent that improves baking quality or colour of flour. It can also be used as anticaking agent, firming agent, leavening agent, ph control agent, stabilizer and thickener.

Health benefits

  • Flour Treatment Agent (516) is a good source of calcium that helps to keep bones and teeth healthy and help blood vessels functioning properly.(1)

Selection Guide

Look for Flour Treatment Agent (516) in the form of free-flowing fine, white to slightly yellow-white odorless powder.


Flour Treatment Agent (516), being a calcium supplement may cause bloating, gas and constipation.(2)

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