Magnesium Oxide (MgO) as a Food Additive
Food additives contribute to the overall appeal, convenience, nutritive value, and quality of foods. Marinco®FCC magnesium oxide is often used as a food additive for powdered foods desiccant (drying agent), color retention, pH modification or as a magnesium mineral supplement. Marinco®FCC is odorless and non-toxic.
Magnesium oxide adds dietary value in the form of the mineral magnesium in dietary supplements. Magnesium is the fourth most common mineral in human bodies, with half of it found in bones as a strengthening component. Magnesium in blood and cells is vitally important for many functions such as cell metabolism, regulation of heart beat and blood pressure, energy production, and neuromuscular functioning.
In addition, Marinco®FCC acts as an anti-caking agent to keep powdered foods, such as powdered mixes, free-flowing. Anti-caking functions by interspersement that prevents inter-particle interaction, and preferentially absorbing moisture to prevent bridging between particles.
When added to food products, Marinco®FCC also helps control pH and maintain food color.