List of Anticaking Agents

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  • Aluminum calcium silicate
  • Aluminum silicate  (E559)
  • Bentonite (E558)
  • Bone phosphate (E542)
  • Calcium aluminosilicate (E556)
  • Calcium ferrocyanide (E538)
  • Calcium silicate (E552)
  • Hydrated sodium calcium silicoaluminate
  • Magnesium silicate
  • Magnesium trisilicate (E553a)
  • Polydimethylsiloxane (E900)
  • Potassium aluminium silicate (E555)
  • Potassium ferrocyanide (E536)
  • Silicon dioxide (E551)
  • Sodium aluminosilicate (E554)
  • Sodium bicarbonate (E500)
  • Sodium calcium aluminosilicate
  • Sodium ferrocyanide (E535)
  • Sodium silicate (E550)
  • Stearic acid (E570)
  • Tricalcium silicate
  • Talcum powder (E553b)
  • Tricalcium Phosphate  (E341)

What is an anticaking agent and what are they used for? An anticaking agent is a natural or synthetic powdered or granulated food additive inserted into foods or commercial products that prevents the formation of lumps to make packaging, transport and consumption easier.

Some foods containing anticaking agents include salt, nutritional supplements and medications,  dried milk, egg mixes, sugar products, coffee mixes, flours, etc. Anticaking agents are also used in road salt, fertilizers, cosmetics and detergents.

How do anticaking agents work? Some anticaking agents are soluble in water, some in alcohol and some in solvents. Anticaking agents function by absorbing excess moisture or by making particles water repellent.

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