sodium propionate


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sodium propionate

n.
A transparent crystalline sodium salt of propionic acid, NaC3H5O2, used as a fungicide and bactericide, especially to prevent food spoilage.

sodium propionate

n
(Elements & Compounds) a transparent crystalline soluble substance used as a medical fungicide and to prevent the growth of moulds, esp to retard spoilage in packed foods. Formula: Na(C2H5COO)
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While the ratio of sodium propionate in a roughage-based diet decreased fat deposition in sheep (Van Houtert and Leng, 1993).
Calcium & sodium propionate was the second largest application segment accounting for over 18% of the global demand in 2013 and is estimated to grow at a CAGR of over 2.
Moreover, when compared to propionic acid and sodium propionate, calcium propionate was least effective as an inhibitor of mould growth [28].
Growth was not observed in sodium acetate and sodium propionate while sodium citrate and sodium pyruvate gave positive results.
Since calcium interferes with leavening agents, sodium propionate, which is also safe, is used in pies and cakes.
Ingredients included: vegetable shortening, sugar, enriched bleached flour, water, dextrose, soy flour, cornstarch, mono- and diglycerides, sodium stearoyl lactylate, soy lecithin, salt, natural and artificial flavors, modified wheat starch, baking soda, sodium acid pyrophospate, monocalcium phosphate, sodium propionate, potassium sorbate, beta-carotene, fumaric acid, and agar.
Avoid hidden salt - in additives like sodium nitrite, sodium benzoate, sodium propionate and sodium citrate - which comes in many processed foods.