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Flour Treatment Agent (INS510)

Also Known As : Ammonium chloride, Azanium chloride Chlorammonic, Sal ammoniac, Salmiac


Taste Profile

Flour Treatment Agent (INS510) is odorless and has a salty and bitter taste.

Usage Tips

  1. Flour Treatment Agent (INS510) is used in salty liquorice sweets to add a spicy flavour.
  2. It adds a crisp texture to cookies.
  3. Along with Potassium Chloride and partially hydrolyzed protein and plant polypeptide, it is being gradually used to replace salt in bread and biscuits.
  4. It acts as a flavoring agent for vodka. Being a yeast nutrient it is used in the brewing of alcohol and soy sauce. In countries like India and Pakistan, it is called "Noshader" and is used in samosas and jalebi to improve their crispness.

Common names and forms

  1. Ammonium Chloride
  2. Ammonium chloride(INS510)
  3. Nausadar
  4. Nausadar (INS 510)


Flour Treatment Agent (INS510) is a widely used food additive that improves baking quality and the appearance of flour. It is a colorless crystal or may exist as white granular powder and has the quality to absorb moisture and turn into a lump. This compound is believed to be the first compound of ammonia to have been discovered and the credit goes to a French botanist Joseph Tournefort. Sal ammoniac is the mineral form of ammonium chloride. The mineral occurs in dry regions such as around the vents of active volcanoes. It's formed when hydrogen chloride in volcanic gases and ammonia produced by the decay of plants and animals react with each other, resulting in ammonium chloride. This compound then settles on the ground. Ammonium Chloride also serves as a nutrient for yeasts. In combination with Sodium Bicarbonate, it acts as a dough conditioner while a mixture of Vitamin C and Ammonium Chloride adds elasticity, extensibility and machinability to dough, helping breads to have good volume, color, aroma and texture.


Overconsumption of Flour Treatment Agent (INS510) causes acidosis with symptoms like nausea, headaches, insomnia.(1)

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