Potassium Lactate

Potassium lactate is the potassium salt of lactic acid.


Potassium lactate is generally considered safe when used in accordance with good manufacturing practices and food guidelines. As with any food additive, it is important to adhere to appropriate usage recommendations.

Features of Potassium Lactate:

  • Origin: It can be produced through bacterial fermentation of carbohydrates, usually from sources such as cane sugar or glucose.
  • Appearance: Potassium lactate is typically a white powder or crystal.

Common Uses:

  • Food: It is used as a food additive in the food industry for its pH-regulating and stabilizing properties. It can be used as an acidity regulator.
  • Charcuterie Products: It is sometimes used in the production of charcuterie products to improve texture and extend shelf life.
  • Cosmetic Industry: It can be used in certain cosmetic and personal care products.
  • pH Regulation: Potassium lactate acts as a buffering agent, helping to maintain a stable pH in food and cosmetic products.
  • Preservation: It may have antimicrobial properties, contributing to extending the shelf life of certain food products.
  • Salt Substitute: In some cases, potassium lactate can be used as a substitute for salt (sodium chloride) in food products to reduce sodium content.
  • Compatibility with Certain Diets: Since potassium lactate is not sodium-based, it may be preferred in certain food products for health reasons, especially for individuals following a low-sodium diet.
  • Thermal Stability: It is generally stable at normal food processing temperatures.

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Crystalline powder

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