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Preservative 282

Also Known As : Calcium propionate


Usage Tips

  1. Preservative 282 is used as a preservative in bread and other baked goods.
  2. It keeps baked goods fresh and protects them from bacteria.

Common names and forms

  1. Calcium Propionate (E 282)
  2. Class II Preservative INS 282
  3. Class II Preservatives E 282
  4. Emulsifier E-282
  5. INS 282
  6. Permitted Class II Preservative INS 282
  7. Preservative (E282)
  8. Preservative (INS 282)


Preservative 282 is a calcium salt of propionic acid, which is a natural acid present in many foods. Calcium propionate is a naturally occurring organic salt widely used as a food additive. Calcium propionate is a white crystalline solid or powder with odors resembling propionate acids. It acts as a preservative to help extend shelf life by interfering with the growth and reproduction of microorganisms. Besides preserving the food for longer periods of time, calcium propionate also contributes to the nutritional value of the food because it is a source of calcium. 

The best part is that calcium propionate is not derived from milk so it is dairy free. People who’re lactose intolerant or with milk allergy can eat the food with it. While calcium propionate can be found naturally in cheeses and may be used to preserve meat and dairy products, commercial E282 is synthesized in a lab and is, for all intents and purposes, vegan-friendly. 

Selection Guide

Check for the "use by" date on its packaging.


It may cause allergic reactions like hyper immune response. It may also cause eczema, intolerance and skin rashes.(1)

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