Uses: Potassium Carbonate is used as gastric antacid and to replenish electrolytes in the body, cocoa, confectionary, custard powder and as for E500.
Potassium Carbonate should not present a significant hazard in normal use, although it will irritate the lungs if you inhale it.
Description: Potassium Carbonate is produced from Potassium Chloride. Potassium Bicarbonate is very rarely found in its natural form, the mineral called kalicinite.
Potassium Bicarbonate has widespread use in crops, especially for neutralizing acidic soil, and is also under consideration as an organic fungicide.
E501 Potassium Carbonates
ANTI-CAKING/SEQUESTRANT/FIRMING AGENTS/RAISING AGENTS