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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He believes the agri-food industry cannot justify the use of such of an additive for carrots.--Sodium alginate is used as a firming agent for peeled, cut and pre-packed carrots ready for consumption.
Sodium alginate is used as a firming agent for peeled, cut, ready-to-eat packaged carrots.
Paul Lannoye pointed out that contrary to the European Parliament's Opinion, the Council's common position maintained extending the authorised use of sodium alginate (E401) to pre-packed raw peeled carrots (whether whole or grated).Sodium alginate is used as a firming agent for pre-packed ready-to-eat grated carrots.
A luxurious souffle made with marine and plant ingredients and firming agents, it also gives a subtle shimmer.