Calcium Sulfate Dihydrate and Food

Calcium Sulfate Dihydrate and Food


Bread makers use Calcium Sulfate Dihydrate as a pH control agent, processing aid, stabilizer, thickening agent, and it make bread less sticky in manufacturing. Calcium Sulfate Dihydrate is a food for yeast and helps the yeast grow. Additionally, Calcium Sulfate Dihydrate in bread is a dough conditioner that reduces thickness and is a primary source of Calcium in fortified bread and increases the shelf life of products like breads and pizza crusts.

Brewers have used Calcium Sulfate Dihydrate in brewing beer for hundreds
of years. Primarily found in Pale Ales or Indian Pale Ales, Calcium Sulfate Dihydrate adds permanent hardness and helps reduce the pH levels of the brewing water, especially if you use Reverse Osmosis water. The introduction of Calcium Sulfate Dihydrate can increase product shelf life, provide a smoother taste and improve stability.


Yes! The Chinese have used Calcium Sulfate Dihydrate in food for centuries! Calcium Sulfate Dihydrate acts as a coagulant and curdle with the hot soy milk to yield a slightly firmer Tofu. It is tender, and a bit brittle, but consumers love the style, texture, and taste.

This Food Grade Mineral would have so many uses in food? Without it, we could not enjoy many of the foods we do today!

Calcium Sulfate Dihydrate…who would have thought?!

There is more! Calcium Sulfate Dihydrate is commonly found in canned vegetables, frozen foods, ice cream and blue cheese. The benefits of Calcium Sulfate Dihydrate in these products are:

  • Supplies a natural preservative that extends the shelf life of food and beverages
  • Coagulating agent for selected cheeses,
  • Stabilizer and firmer for canned vegetables and jarred jellies/jams
  • Additive for frozen foods to improve shelf life and reduce sodium levels
  • A dietary Calcium supplement

Calcium Sulfate and Food


Did you know that calcium sulfate and food go hand in hand? This food grade mineral is found in many of the foods that people enjoy consuming daily. Calcium sulfate and food is used to stabilize and firm various types of food. Calcium sulfate regulates levels of acidity found in many foods.

Calcium sulfate and food go well together in applications for meat products, commercial baking, canned foods, beer brewing and so much more.

Calcium sulfate and food have multiple benefits including:

  • Natural preservative
  • Coagulating agent for some cheeses
  • Stabilizer for jarred jellies and jams
  • Additive for frozen food

To learn more about the benefits of calcium sulfate and food, get in touch with EcoGEM.

(303) 500-6944

Gypsum and Food


Gypsum and food like creams, condensed milk, milk powder, cheese, whey and dairy-based desserts can all contain calcium sulfate. Sometimes gypsum and food are combined together as a flour treatment agent, making it common in foods that are grain-based. These foods range from pastas, breakfast cereal, bakery products and rice products.

Gypsum and food are a great combination because it is an anti-caking agent, stabilizer and dough strengthener. Gypsum and food is nutritional as it is a great source of calcium. Calcium has many potential benefits in health promotion and prevention of disease. Regulating blood pressure and improving bone health are additional benefits as a result of gypsum and food.

In meat products, gypsum is a thickening agent. In brewing beer, it provides a smoother taste and improves shelf life. In canned foods and sweetened preserves, gypsum can be used as a thickening agent.

We specialize in:

  • Gypsum and processed food
  • Gypsum and dried food
  • Gypsum and canned vegetables
  • Gypsum and precooked food

If you would like to learn more about gypsum and food, contact EcoGEM today.

(303) 500-6944

Organic Food


Organic farmers and gardeners can come to us for their organic food needs. We offer gypsum products that are great solutions for organic food. We offer food grade calcium sulfate that is perfect for organic food whether you are baking, brewing, pickling, tofu-making or wine-making.

Our gypsum and food products are food grade calcium sulfate dihydrate. This means it is a very fine, free-flowing, odorless and tasteless powder that is produced by fine-grinding and air separating, resulting in white gypsum that is high purity.

We have organic food additions for stabilizing, preserving, canning and more for food like:

  • Organic fruits
  • Organic vegetables
  • Dairy-based drinks and desserts
  • Grain-based foods

Contact our team of experts at EcoGEM for organic food questions and needs.

(303) 500-6944

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