Food Grade

Calcium Peroxide

Calcium peroxide (CaO₂) is an oxidizing agent used in many industries as a bleaching agent, disinfectant, sanitizing agent and for other purposes. Food grade CaO₂ is used in baking as a bleaching agent or dough improver. It is also applied in oral care formulations and for pretreatment of rice seeds.

Calcium peroxide (CaO₂) is an oxidizing agent produced by combining calcium salt with hydrogen peroxide to form a solid, relatively stable compound. This food-grade powdered ingredient is mainly used as a flour bleaching agent. It is also used as a non-halogenated dough improver to improve bakability. Adding calcium peroxide to flour strengthens the gluten wall of the dough, resulting in better texture, moisture retention and yield in bread.

Calcium peroxide is also used in agriculture to promote seed germination by using it in the treatment of rice seeds before sowing. In oral care, it can serve as a source of peroxide for teeth whitening products. The slow oxygen release of calcium peroxide makes it an ideal and cost-effective solution for soil remediation and other industrial or environmental applications.


Key Features and Benefits

  • Bleaching agent
  • Disinfectant and antiseptic
  • Dough conditioner
  • Dough improver
  • Improves elasticity of dough
  • Increases water absorption in dough
  • Kosher and halal
  • Stimulates seed growth

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