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What is Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid?

Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid is a chemical compound that is typically used as a rust remover and chelating agent. It is also known by the acronym EDTA. This substance is colorless and water-soluble. Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid can be found in various food products, cosmetics, and cleaning solutions.

In baking however, Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid is often used as a dough strengthener. It helps to improve the elasticity of the dough and prevents sticking. Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid can also be used as a flour treatment agent.

This means that it helps to improve the quality of the flour by making it more consistent. Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid is also used in some baking recipes as a leavening agent.

Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid is safe to use in small quantities. However, it can be harmful if swallowed in large amounts. Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid should be kept out of reach of children and pets.

How do I use Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid?

Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid can be used in many different ways. It can be used as a rust remover, chelating agent, or flour treatment agent.

Us bakers would likely use ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid used as a leavening agent in some baking recipes.

What does the FDA say about Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid?

The FDA has classified Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid as generally recognized as safe (GRAS). This means that Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid is considered to be safe for use in food products. Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid is also approved for use in cosmetics and cleaning solutions.

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