Potassium Bicarbonate is colorless and transparent crystal.It is soluble in water, forming a slightly alkaline solution, but insoluble in alcohol. The solution can not react with magnesium salt yielding precipitate of alkaline salt. It begins to decompose at 100°C and completely decomposes and turns into Potassium Carbonate losing carbon dioxide and water at 200°C.Potassium Bicarbonate is used as a raw material producing potassium carbonate, potassium acetate and potassium arsenite. Also it is a fire-extinguishing agent for oil and chemicals. It is used in medicine and baking powder.
GRAS Exemptions: Yes
Generally recognized as safe(GRAS) is a FDA designation that a specific substance or ingredient is generally considered safe by experts, and so is exempted from the usual Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) food additive tolerance requirements. Potassium Bicarbonate is perfectly safe for using as food additives.
Ingestion of Potassium Bicarbonate in large quantity may hurt our health, please follow the guideline of using Potassium Bicarbonate : ADI 0-30 mg/kg bw
Special Groups Precaution
Special groups refer to newborns, children, pregnant and any other applicable vulnerable groups.
There is no evidence that Potassium Bicarbonate could have any negative effects on these vulnerable groups. It should be safe to use Potassium Bicarbonate in food for newborns and pregnant. However, we still recommend consumers to consult professionals before using large quantity of Potassium Bicarbonate for long period in food for newborns or pregnant.
General Side Effects
No significant side effects reported. Over-consumption of tartaric acid can cause thirst, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain and gastrointestinal inflammation.
Reported Health Issues
No health issues about Potassium Bicarbonate reported up to now.
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