Uses: Aluminium Potassium Sulphate is used as acidity regulator and bleaching agent in flour and also stabilises colours. Found in flour, cheese, confectionary and of course, baking powder (see above).
There is no acceptable daily intake as Aluminium inhibits the uptake of B-
It can also be ingested from soft drinks in aluminium cans used past their sell-
There is an increasing body of evidence to suggest that an accumulation of aluminium in the cells of the nervous system could be potentially toxic. It is found in abnormally high levels in the brain cells of Alzheimer's disease sufferers, accumulated in the neurofibrillary tangles and neuritic plaques, but it is not yet known whether it has a causative or resultant role in the disease.
Increased urinary excretion of magnesium and calcium has been reported following regular antacid use. Aluminium is also used in Antiperspirants, which blocks sweat, but also prevents dangerous toxins from being released from the body.
Not permitted in Australia.
Description: Aluminium Potassium Sulphate is made using Potassium and Aluminium Sulphates which is mostly used to produce baking powder when mixed with bicarbonate of soda.
There is evidence that aluminium accumulation in body cells could be toxic and linked to Parkinson-
It is the most commonly occurring metal in the earth's crust (8.3% by weight), and as well as being used in the food industry, is also used in the construction and aerospace industries, in aerosol cans and foil. Production of Al metal involves the following: (i) extraction, purification and dehydration of bauxite; (ii) the electrolysis of Al2O3 dissolved in molten cryolite.
E522 Aluminium Potassium Sulphate
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