Calcium gluconate is a mineral supplement.

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The function(s) performed by the food additive when used in cooking.

  • Acidity regulator - Regulates the acidity or alkalinity of a food
  • Firming agent - Helps maintain firmness of fruits and vegetables or interacts with gelling agents to strengthen food structure
  • Sequestrant - A substance which controls the availability of a cation

Data according to various sources such as fao, fda, codex. Spot a mistake? Tell us!

Country Status Matched Term
United States
Approved Calcium gluconate
European Union
Approved Calcium gluconate
Australia and New Zealand
Approved Calcium gluconate
Philippines
Approved Calcium gluconate
Austria
Approved Calcium gluconate
Belgium
Approved Calcium gluconate
Bulgaria
Approved Calcium gluconate
Cyprus
Approved Calcium gluconate
Czech Republic
Approved Calcium gluconate
Denmark
Approved Calcium gluconate
Estonia
Approved Calcium gluconate
Finland
Approved Calcium gluconate
France
Approved Calcium gluconate
Germany
Approved Calcium gluconate
Greece
Approved Calcium gluconate
Hungary
Approved Calcium gluconate
Ireland
Approved Calcium gluconate
Italy
Approved Calcium gluconate
Latvia
Approved Calcium gluconate
Lithuania
Approved Calcium gluconate
Luxembourg
Approved Calcium gluconate
Malta
Approved Calcium gluconate
Netherlands
Approved Calcium gluconate
Poland
Approved Calcium gluconate
Portugal
Approved Calcium gluconate
Romania
Approved Calcium gluconate
Slovakia
Approved Calcium gluconate
Slovenia
Approved Calcium gluconate
Spain
Approved Calcium gluconate
Sweden
Approved Calcium gluconate
United Kingdom
Approved Calcium gluconate
Australia
Approved Calcium gluconate
New Zealand
Approved Calcium gluconate

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Halal - yes

E578 - Calcium gluconate: Miscellaneous - other compounds

Muslim Consumer Group

Synthetic substance - yes

E578 - Calcium gluconate: Synthetic. Picks up metal traces and holds them in the product. No known adverse effects but may cause stomach upsets and heart problems. Firming agent and buffer, sequestrant, acidity regular, artificial sweetener base. Used medically to replenish calcium in the body. Is contained in a large range of products but meat and cheese, infant formula supplement.

MBM Foods

Synthetic substance - maybe

E578 - Calcium gluconate: Synthetic. Picks up metal traces and holds them in the product. No known adverse effects but may cause stomach upsets and heart problems. Firming agent and buffer, sequestrant, acidity regular, artificial sweetener base. Used medically to replenish calcium in the body. Is contained in a large range of products but meat and cheese, infant formula supplement.

MBM Foods

Recommended for consumption by children - maybe

E578 - Calcium gluconate: No known adverse effects.

Food Reactions - Food Intolerance, Allergy & Adverse Reactions

Calcium (2R,3S,4R,5R)-2,3,4,5,6-pentahydroxyhexanoate
Calcium di-D-gluconate monohydrate
Calcium di-dextro-gluconate monohydrate
Calcium hexagluconate
Gluconic acid calcium salt
D-gluconic acid calcium salt (2:1)
dextro- gluconic acid calcium salt (2:1)

Collection of sources used to create this food additive summary.

Source
Codex Alimentarius
Food Standards Australia New Zealand
UK Food Guide
UK Food Standards Agency
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Wikipedia

Lists the U.S. CAS (Chemical Abstracts Service) registry number and EINECS (European INventory of Existing Commercial chemical Substances) numbers when known.

  • CAS Number: 299-28-5
  • EINECS Number: 206-075-8
Supplier Country
Sinca Industries (Chemicals) Australia Pty Ltd
Australia
Hawkins Watts
Australia and New Zealand

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