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Wednesday, 06 January 2016 17:05

Sponsored: What is calcium propinate

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ingles dietitianThis week I got a call from a customer curious about an ingredient and wondering what it was and what it is used for.

Calcium Propinate (Calcium Propanoate) is an organic salt. 

Where you find it: As an additive to bakery items, dairy products  and other products. 

What it does: A preservative -  it prevents mold

Is it safe?: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) considers calcium propionate to be a GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) additive.   

It is considered safe for consumption when used in food products as part of a normal diet. 

Leah McGrath, RDN, LDN

Ingles Markets Corporate Dietitian