Calcium lactate crystals are a simple solution with plenty of uses
Calcium lactate can be found in use for both food and pharmaceutical needs and fills a variety of roles. It is commonly used in fruits as a firming agent on melons to increase shelf life and maintain the integrity of the fruits. In sugarless foods such as gums, the additive is used to prevent tooth decay and the accumulation of tartar. It is particularly popular due to its neutral taste and can be found in antacid pills and calcium supplements where it does not need to be taken with foods for proper absorption.