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April 10, 2014


Calcium Supplements from Shrimp Shells


A team of researchers at the University of Sonora intends to extract calcium from shrimp shells and convert it into calcium lactate, a high-value salt that has applications in food processing and pharmaceuticals.  The food industry uses calcium lactate as a preservative to prevent fungi and yeasts from growing on produce, and the pharmaceutical sector uses it to make nutrition supplements.


Information: Jaime Lizardi Mendoza, The Centre for Food Research and Development (CIAD), Carretera La Victoria Km 0.6, P.O. Box 1735, Z.C. 83000, Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico (phone 662-289-2400, fax 662-280-0021, email, webpage


Source: FIS United States.  Waste Crustaceans Become Calcium Derivatives.  Analia Murias (  April 7, 2014.

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