USG Terra Alba Food & Pharmaceutical is produced by calcining and milling high-purity, white gypsum to create a food and pharmaceutical grade form of calcium sulfate. Containing 23% calcium, the highly refined, neutral pH filler contains approximately 20% water of crystallization. USG Terra Alba Food & Pharmaceutical is FDA approved and meets Food Chemicals Codex and National Formulary standards and assists the following applications:
- Brewing - Provides a smoother tasting beer, while improving shelf life and stability.
- Commercial Baking - Supplies calcium to enriched flour, cereals, baking powder, yeast, bread conditioners and cake icing.
- Packaged Foods - Incorporated as a thickening agent in canned vegetables and artificially sweetened jellies and preserves.
- Pharmaceutical – Used as a diluent and serves as a dietary calcium supplement.