Food Ingredients

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For more than 150 years, Solvay has been offering the market high quality food-grade sodium bicarbonate. Our Bicar® Food brand has long been recognized as the leavening agent of choice among professional and home bakers and biscuit producers. As a worldwide supplier with many production units around the world, we can offer an extensive range of granulometries for a wide variety of uses. 

Our calcium chloride has many uses in the food and beverage industry, such as in cheese processing to increase firmness and to replace calcium lost by heating and to increase the firmness and shelf life of fruits and vegetables. Calcium chloride can also be used as a salt substitute in the food industry to address contemporary health concerns.

Processing Aid

Processing and free flow aid improving dispersion and preventing caking/sticking:

Raising agent for bread, biscuits, cakes, cookies, crackers, muffins, dumplings, pizza, baking powders, energy drinks, cereals, pretzel, self-rising flour:


Moisture absorbent for applications in salts, spices, instant coffee and other products in powder format:

Shelf Life Enhancers

Sodium glutamate (salt):


Salt substitute: 

Calcium source in food: