E511 - Magnesium chloride

Additive: E511 - Magnesium chloride

Functions: Stabilizer

Magnesium chloride is the name for the chemical compound with the formula MgCl2 and its various hydrates MgCl2-H2O-x. These salts are typical ionic halides, being highly soluble in water. The hydrated magnesium chloride can be extracted from brine or sea water. In North America, magnesium chloride is produced primarily from Great Salt Lake brine. It is extracted in a similar process from the Dead Sea in the Jordan Valley. Magnesium chloride, as the natural mineral bischofite, is also extracted -by solution mining- out of ancient seabeds, for example, the Zechstein seabed in northwest Europe. Some magnesium chloride is made from solar evaporation of seawater. Anhydrous magnesium chloride is the principal precursor to magnesium metal, which is produced on a large scale. Hydrated magnesium chloride is the form most readily available. - Wikipedia

Risk of overexposure

EFSA evaluation: Re‐evaluation of hydrochloric acid -E 507-, potassium chloride -E 508-, calcium chloride -E 509- and magnesium chloride -E 511- as food additives (2019/07/06)

Moderate risk of over exposure
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has determined that some population groups have a moderate risk of consuming too much E511 - Magnesium chloride.

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Names: Chlorure de magnésium, Nigari