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April 10, 2014

Mexico

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 docencia@ciad.mx, webpage http://www.sre.gob.mx/becas/docs/en/4_ciad.pdf).

 

Source: FIS United States.  Waste Crustaceans Become Calcium Derivatives.  Analia Murias (editorial@fis.com).  April 7, 2014.

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