Baking Application Guide

Baked goods are quickly becoming equally important as milk based products in providing our required daily dose of Calcium assuring good bone health. Essential Minerals PureCal® products are the highest purity natural Calcium Carbonate on the market, and all come with Organic Certification as an ingredient that counts to your Organic label. Calcium Carbonate also enjoys the highest percentage of elemental Calcium by weight at 40%. This high elemental Calcium content makes it easy to achieve your desired label claim with the PureCal® purity at 99.9% or greater.

Good Source of Calcium (100 to 190 mg Ca) 10—19% Daily Value
- Requires adding between 250 to 475 milligrams Calcium Carbonate per serving
Excellent Source of Calcium (200 mg Ca or more) 20% + Daily Value
- Requires adding 500 milligrams Calcium Carbonate per serving
Glass of Milk Equivalent (300 mg Ca) 30% Daily Value
- Requires adding 750 milligrams Calcium Carbonate per serving
Daily Serving Calcium (1000 mg Ca) 100% Daily Value
- Requires adding 2,500 milligrams Calcium Carbonate per serving Non Yeast Leavened Products

Calcium Carbonates incorporates into products by displacing an equal amount of flour as they have similar oil and water uptake properties.
Baking Soda and Baking Powder are not affected, and PureCal® Calcium Carbonate is neutral in taste.
Addition to the level of Excellent Source Claim is the most popular approach, and easy to achieve the popular label claim.
Yeast Containing Products

Calcium Carbonate will work to buffer the acidic environment of yeast, there are two process options below to be compatible.
When the formulation process is onsite, PureCal® Calcium Carbonate is added following the final proofing step, where it can then be easily incorporated.

When part of a pre-mix, it can be added in conjunction with a Calcium based acid such as Calcium Citrate. Both products contribute to the label claim while neutralizing each other leaving the bread mix pH unaffected.

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