Lime in the Food Industry

Lime and limestone products have many uses across the food industry in various applications such as brine manufacture, vegetable preservation, tortilla production, sugar refining and as a compound to absorb CO2 during the storage of fruits and vegetables.

Food industry

Graymont’s joint venture partner in South America, Grupo Calidra manufactures high quality hydrated lime for use as a food processing aid. The product is marketed under the Nixtacal brand. For further information please contact our sales team.

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There are three distinct types of limestone, defined by their magnesium carbonate (MgCO3) concentrations. These types are Dolomitic (35 to 46% MgCO3), Magnesian (5 to 35% MgCO3) and High calcium (less than 5% MgCO3).