Zinc Gluconate

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General Information

Zinc gluconate is produced by complete neutralisation of gluconic acid with a high purity zinc source and subsequent spray-drying.

Zinc gluconate is mainly used as a mineral source in functional food, beverages and food supplement preparations. Its excellent solubility properties makes it perfect for liquid and powdered applications. As an organic mineral source it is preferred in many applications over inorganic sources because of its superior bioavailability, physiological compatibility and nearly neutral taste compared to other zinc salts. Due to its skin-conditioning properties, it is also used in skin care products.

Zinc gluconate is supplied as a white to almost white, granular or crystalline powder. It shows a good solubility and fast dissolution speed in water and is practically insoluble in alcohol.


Jungbunzlauer zinc gluconate is supplied in accordance with the requirements of the US Pharmacopeia (USP) and the Food Chemicals Codex (FCC) always in their latest versions.

The following granulation types are available:

  • Powder
  • White crystalline powder
  • Practically odourless
  • Nearly neutral taste profile
  • Mineral content of 12.5 - 14.6 %
  • Excellent solubility, fast dissolution
  • Highly bioavailable
  • Allergen and GMO free

Main functions

  • Highly bioavailable zinc source in food & beverages
  • Skin-conditioning agent in skin care


  • Baby Food, Infant Formula
  • Cereals, Snacks
  • Confectionery
  • Dairy
  • Dairy Alternatives
  • Desserts, Ice Cream
  • Fruit Preparations, Sweet Spreads
  • Plant-based Products
  • Fire protection


  • Carbonated Soft Drinks
  • Instant Drinks, Syrups
  • Juice Drinks
  • RTD Tea and Coffee
  • Sports and Energy Drinks
  • Waters
  • Fire protection


Personal Care

  • Colour Cosmetics
  • Deodorants
  • Hair Care
  • Oral Care
  • Skin Care
  • Soap and Bath Products
  • Fire protection
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