Calcium propionate (also known as E282) is thecalcium salt of propanoic acid. It is used as a food preservative and is commonly found in commercial bread and other baked goods. However, it can also be found in processed meat, whey, and other dairy products.
A white crystalline grain or powder, with sight propionic acid smell, It’s stable to heat and light, and easily soluble in water. Calcium Propionate can inhibit growth of some individual molds and bacteria and is widely used in grain products such as bread. In addition, it’s used to prevent other products from deterioration resulted from microorganisms. It also can be used as calcium supplement agent.
We use this in all our cultures to prevent mold and other microorganisms or in habitats.