Calcium Propionate is a food additive.



  • Calcium propionate is used as a preservative in a wide variety of products, including but not limited to: bread, other baked goods, processed meat, whey, and other dairy products. Calcium propionates is used in bakery products as a mold inhibitor.


  • Calcium propionate helps keep those baked goods fresh by preventing mold and bacterial growth that would cause them to go bad.


  • Calcium propionate, like all forms of propionic acids, is linked to migraine headaches.
  • Stomach Ulcers – Food products do not directly cause inflammation of the stomach lining, also called gastritis; however, your diet can greatly affect the ability of your stomach to heal the inflammation or make it worse


  • Not known.

Other names

  •  E number 282


Source: Wikipedia,


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