Calcium lactate is a subtle yet effective calcium fortifier and flavour enhancer
In addition to its common use as an antacid and gelling agent, calcium lactate has another purpose: It works as an excellent calcium fortifier and flavour enhancer. Due to its subtle and less bitter taste compared to chloride alternatives, calcium lactate is a great resource for increasing the calcium levels of a product without adversely affecting overall taste. In most uses the additive is a supplement where neutral flavouring is a positive. It is generally added as a preservative to foods such as fruits that have unique tastes. In rare situations it can also be added not just for its nutritional benefits but also to give a subtle boost to the existing flavouring of a product.