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Icecal A- Food

Icecal A - Food is a natural calcium source for use in calcium-fortified food produced from ocean quahog shells (Arctica Islandica). The quahogs are harvested off the coasts of Iceland. 

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The result of several years of collaboration between the Biogenic Materials team and local fishermen, manufacturers, and food industry experts, Icecal A is a pure calcium carbonate powder using the neglected source, the Ocean Quahog shell, to provide a high-quality, low-cost product for fortified food manufacturers.

 

Icecal A has been developed to meet the European Union Environmental and Fishery Regulations. By utilizing the unprofitable Ocean Quahog, in which the meat content is not considered worthwhile given the shell makes up the vast majority of a catchweight, we can create a sustainable source of a much-needed product in the form of Icecal A, a high-quality calcium carbonate powder.

Product Specification

Appearance

Odour

Taste

Solubility

Bulk Density

Calcium

Application

Packaging

Shelf life

Off-white powder
Odourless
Neutral
Soluble in weak acids,
insoluble in water
0.85-0.90 g/mL
≥ 38%
For use in food and dietary supplements
5 kg and 25 kg
3 years from manufacture date

Lead (Pb)

Cadmium (Cd)

Mercury (Hg)

< 0.048 ppm
< 0.68 ppm
< 0.011 ppm
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