Uses: Potassium Adipic is found in Herbal salts. It is metabolised in the body or excreted in the urine.
Adipic Acid is used as a firming and raising agent used in baking powder, beer, all fruit drinks, jams, pudding mixes, ice blocks, margarine, etc. Also used in the production of plastics including PVC, and also in antacids, which is strange considering it is an acid
Adipic acid, like most carboxylic acids, is a mild skin irritant. It is also an eye irritant.
Abnormally high intakes of potassium carry potentially harmful effects, including tissue damage, the rupture of blood cells, kidney damage and heart arrhythmia that can lead to cardiac arrest. Intakes greater than 18 grams at once can result in hyperkalemia (too much potassium in the bodily fluids) with serious and even fatal results.
Description: Potassium salt of adipic acid. Adipic Acid is a synthetic food acid from nitric acid or from beetroot. As it is synthetic using highly toxic petroleum hexanes, it would not be sensible to use this product on any long term basis.
Potassium Adipic is used as an acidity regulator.
Only a small amount can be metabolised by humans and is listed as having teratogenic properties, which is an abnormal congenital deformity in embryos.
E357 Potassium Adipate
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