firming agent


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firming agent

Food industry
A substance, such as calcium carbonate (E170), calcium hydrogen sulfite (E227), calcium citrates (E333), calcium phosphates (E341) or calcium sulphate (E516), which is added to canned fruits and vegetables as a means of maintaining their structural rigidity.
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