Characteristics The potassium salt of adipic acid or potassium adipate is a dietary supplement that belongs to the group of antioxidants. Antioxidants are substances that have the ability to slow down
The potassium salt of adipic acid or potassium adipate is a dietary supplement that belongs to the group of antioxidants.
Antioxidants are substances that have the ability to slow down the oxidation of products and protect them from rancidity. They can be of natural origin or chemically synthesized.
E 357 is obtained by the reaction of adipic acid with a base. The status of the substance is not specified, it is present in the list of food supplements approved by the EU.
The additive can be used as an acidity regulator (usually added to beverages, chewing gum, caramel, etc.), in dry flavored desserts (maximum 1 g / kg), in jelly desserts (not more than 6 g / kg), in dry mixes for the preparation of beverages at home (10 g / kg), also in fillings and additives for bakery and confectionery products (2 g / kg), in the production of carbonated water and products with low salt content.
Elevated concentrations of potassium adipate, as well as other dietary supplements, can be harmful to health. Each substance affects the body in different ways (both positively and negatively), it depends on individual characteristics and the amount used. The maximum allowable dose of E 357 is 5 mg per kilogram body weight.
Potassium adipate is considered moderately toxic, in Germany it is approved for use only for dietary purposes.