Calcium chloride is a popular calcium salt and is often used to introduce calcium into mixtures. It is typically used with sodium alginate and other ingredients that require calcium.
Calcium chloride has a harsh, bitter taste so it is not suitable for use in reverse spherification or other methods where it would end up in the final dish.
Where to Buy Calcium Chloride
We usually recommend ModernistPantry.com, they have great service and are really good to work with (because of this, we do have an affiliate relationship with them). We also like purchasing calcium chloride from WillPowder and get larger quantities and bundles at ForTheGourmet.com
Calcium Chloride Recipes and Articles
This recipe combines crispy pulled pork and savory deviled egg with a burst of spicy chipotle flavor into one of the more unique combinations. The crispy pulled pork can be used as a garnish for many dishes, and a topper for fish or salads.
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