E552 - Calcium Silicate

Calcium silicate is a food additive identified under the code E552 according to the international classification of food additives.


E552 - Calcium Silicate:

As with any food additive, it is important to adhere to recommended usage limits and consider local and international food safety regulations. Calcium silicate is widely used for its anti-caking properties in the food industry.

E Code: E552

Function: Calcium silicate is used as an anti-caking agent in the food industry. It helps prevent the clumping of particles in powdered products, ensuring even distribution.

Origin: Calcium silicate is composed of calcium, silicon, and oxygen. It is often derived from natural sources such as limestone.


  • Calcium silicate is typically in the form of a white powder.
  • It is insoluble in water.
  • It is stable at high temperatures.


  • Food Industry: Used in a variety of powdered food products such as spices, dehydrated soups, salt, etc., to prevent clumping and ensure uniform distribution.


  • Calcium silicate is generally considered safe when used in accordance with appropriate usage guidelines.
  • It is poorly absorbed by the digestive system and is usually eliminated from the body.

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25 kg box.
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E552 - Calcium Silicate

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