The calcium salt
of lactic acid (E270).
used in tinned fruits and vegetables where it inhibits discolouration
and, because of its reaction with the naturally present pectin, forming
the less water soluble calcium pectate, helps prevent the structural
collapse of the food.
properties of milk powders and condensed milk. Also used for its synergistic
effect on other substances antioxidant effect. As well as the aforementioned
can be found in jams, jellies, and marmalades.
should be aware that as the source, E270, Lactic
acid, is a naturally occurring animal product it could conceivably be
of animal origin.