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    Is Potassium Chloride Gluten Free

    by Shawn 2015-05-25

    Potassium Chloride is a metal halide salt manufactured through chemical synthesis, available as white crystalline powder. It’s widely used as flavour enhancer as it has similar taste as table salt in food production for its antioxidant effect and nutritional.

    Is Potassium Chloride gluten free?

    Yes. Potassium Chloride is gluten free and widely used in gluten free food to provide better appearance and longer shelf-life to processed food.

    Why is Potassium Chloride gluten free?

    To answer this question, we need to clarify another question: what is gluten. Gluten is protein composite found in wheat and related grains, including barley and rye. (Wikipedia) First, gluten is a protein. Second, gluten is mainly found in wheat and related grains. As we mentioned before, Potassium Chlorideis a metal halide salt which is significantly different from protein. Raw materials used in manufacturing of Potassium Chloride are ther synthesized chemical ingredients; Potassium Chloride barely includes gluten impurity. So, Potassium Chloride is gluten free.

    How is Potassium Chloride used in gluten free food?

    Potassium Chloride is widely used in food production to provide better appearance and longer shelf-life to processed food. Potassium Chloride is usually used in processed food rather than daily recipe.

    Why should you go Gluten free?

    Celiac disease: Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease that attacks the small intestine due to the presence of gluten, for which a gluten-free diet is the only medically-accepted treatment. In 2009 research showed between 0.5 and 1.0 percent of people in the US and UK are sensitive to gluten due to celiac disease. So people with Celiac disease have to stick to gluten free diet to avoid unexpected side effect caused by consumption of gluten.

    Non-celiac gluten sensitivity: Some people may be sensitive to gluten but do not have celiac disease and feel better on a diet with less gluten. However, there are no specific symptoms confirmed. Non-celiac gluten sensitivity also drives more people to gluten free diet when people believe that they feel better when eating gluten free.

    As a top supplier of food ingredients, Foodchem has been supplying gluten free Potassium Chloride for over 10 years. Feel free to contact us if you need gluten free Potassium Chloride. Email: Tel: +86-21-2206-3075.

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