Our Firming Agent Categories
Firming agents are the food additives used in a variety of foods and beverages to give the product consistency to improve its binding ability. These agents are the most used ingredients in various types of processed foods, canned vegetables and fruits, cheese and even in fish products. United Foods Corporation is the biggest supplier and manufacturer of different kinds of firming agents not only in the USA but also in the entire globe. Perfect texture, increasing shelf-life and high binding ability is what the food and beverages industries can expect from our firming agents. We are in the industry for more than 30 years, and our customers know what we are capable of contributing to the world and food industries.
An ionic compound, also known as common salt with chemical formula NaCl is responsible for the salinity of seawater and of extracellular fluid of multicellular organism.
The double sulfate chemical compound represented as KAl(SO4)2 is the most critical member of a generic class compound called as alums.
A white colored crystalline inorganic compound chemically represented as CaCl2 is solid at room temperature and highly soluble in water.
A coagulating agent with chemical formula Al2(SO4)3 is entirely soluble in water and used as a purifier in drinking water and wastewater treatment plants.
As the name describes “Firming Agents” are the compounds that bring firming action in various food and beverage products thus giving a firm structure to its molecules. These agents are referred to as food additives to precipitate residual pectin. The precipitation of residual pectin plays an essential role in strengthening the food structure and preventing it from collapsing during processing. Below is a list of some of the crucial firming agents including aluminum sulfate, calcium chloride, gums and more which act as a preservative for food microstructure, improving rehydration ability and using of osmotic dehydration prior freeze-drying. The scientific application of firming agents is helping many industries to strong-arm the binding capacity in various food products.
Firming Agents product list
- Aluminum Sulfate
- Calcium Chloride
- Calcium Citrate
- Calcium Sulfate (Terra Alba)
- Potassium Alum
- Sodium Chloride