Essiccum® and Essiccum® K are used as a dry form of vinegar which can easily be added to foods and snacks, offering a very pure taste profile compared to other acid blends. Formulations require approximately 1 part of Essiccum® or Essiccum® K to provide the same acidity as 10 to 11 parts of 5% liquid vinegar. Compared to sodium diacetate, Essiccum® and Essiccum® K have a higher acid concentration and lower quantities can be used to achieve the same effect.
Application areas: seasoning salts, soups, dressings, sauces, freeze-dried vegetables, etc.
Soups and Sauces: Instant soups remain a convenient meal for many consumers with numerous products that can be prepared quickly and easily, for example in the microwave. Typical applications for Essiccum® and Essiccum® K include instant soups and sauces, in particular in sweet & sour varieties. The typical dosage for instant soups and sauces is 2 – 5%.
Marinades: Essiccum® and Essiccum® K are used in marinades premixes for meat, fish, poultry, and vegetables to provide a pleasant vinegar flavor and to tenderize. Easy to prepare types of marinade typically use between 5% and 10% Essiccum® or Essiccum® K.
Dressings: In instant salad dressings, dips and toppings, Essiccum® and Essiccum® K replace liquid vinegar. Only water and oil need to be added during the preparation of the final dressing. The dosage in ready-to-use salad dressings, dips and toppings is between 5 and 7%. Actual dosages should always be optimized for each specific application.
Available grades and packaging
Essiccum® and Essiccum® K are provided in 25KG PE-lined paper bags.
All components of Essiccum® and Essiccum® K are permitted to be used as a food additive or food substance according to EU legislation and FCC legislation. Purity criteria comply with the legal requirements set for these components.
Essiccum® is stable for 6 months from the date of production. Essiccum® K is stable for 1 year from the date of production. Physical stability and appearance may change before the end of shelflife if the product is not stored in the closed original packing, kept dry and at room temperature (not to exceed 30°C) or if the pallets are stacked.
Handling and Safety precautions
Essiccum® K is classified with hazard statement H318 (causes serious eye damage). Always check the Safety Data Sheet and label before using this product.