Potassium L(+)-Lactate

CAS Registry Number:

[85895-78-9]

Chemical Formula:

C3H5O3K

E-Number:

E326

General Information

Potassium lactate is the potassium salt of L(+)-lactic acid, obtained by neutralisation of the acid of natural origin with a high purity potassium source. It is produced naturally by living organisms as a by-product of the glycolysis. Potassium lactate is a safe preservative with a high water holding capacity and buffering properties for food and personal care uses. As an alternative to sodium lactate, it addresses the concerns of health organisations and consumers about reducing sodium intake.

Jungbunzlauer potassium lactate is a colourless to yellowish, nearly odourless aqueous solution with a mild salty taste. This solution is stable under normal storage conditions. Potassium lactate is non-toxic to man and the environment and is easily biodegradable.

Specification

Jungbunzlauer potassium lactate food grade is supplied in accordance with the requirements of Commission Regulation (EU) No. 231/2012 and of the latest edition of the Food Chemicals Codex (FCC). Jungbunzlauer also proposes a high quality cosmetic grade of potassium lactate.

Jungbunzlauer potassium lactate is available as a 60 % solution for both food and cosmetic grades. It is supplied in bulk, in intermediate bulk containers (IBCs) with 1300 kg net weight, in drums with 270 kg net weight and in small drums with 25 kg net content.

Properties
  • Liquid
  • Colourless to yellowish
  • Nearly odourless
  • Mild salty taste
  • Bacteriostatic
  • Buffering
  • High water holding capacity
  • Sodium free
  • Potassium source
  • Chemically, physically and microbiologically stable
  • Non-toxic
  • Easily biodegradable
Applications

Food

  • Baby Food, Infant Formula
  • Bakery
  • Cereals, Snacks
  • Dairy
  • Flavours
  • Meat, Seafood
  • Ready Meals, Instant Food
  • Sauces, Dressings, Seasonings
  • Soy Products

Beverages

  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Carbonated Soft Drinks
  • Instant Drinks, Syrups
  • Juice Drinks
  • RTD Tea and Coffee
  • Sports and Energy Drinks
  • Waters

Personal Care

  • Hair Care
  • Oral Care
  • Skin Care
  • Soap and Bath Products

Cleaners & Detergents

  • Dish Washing

Healthcare

  • Clinical Nutrition
  • OTC, Food Supplements

Feed & Pet Food

  • Feed
  • Pet Food
Legal aspects