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Calcium peroxide is used in baking as a processing aid in bread dough mixing.

Calcium Peroxide


What is Calcium Peroxide?

Calcium peroxide it is an oxidizing agent used as a processing aid in dough mixing.

Origin

Calcium peroxide is chemically synthesized from calcium salt and sodium peroxide.

Function

Once it comes in contact with water, calcium peroxide breaks down into oxygen. This oxidizes and strengthens the disulfide and non-disulfide cross-links in gluten. It is a fast-acting dough oxidizing agent. It has shown to tighten up the dough and dry its surface, reducing its adhesive properties, especially at the rounder bars.

Application

Use up to 75ppm at the mixer. Works best at the dough mixer, not at the sponge stage.