Ammonium carbonate (E503) is a salt also known as staghorn ammonia and baker’s ammonia. It is a raw material used in baked goods such as biscuits, lebkuchen, flat biscuits, and crackers. These are not used in cakes as ammonium carbonate imparts a bad smell. Leaves no salty or soapy aftertaste. Ammonium carbonate is the precursor to baking soda and baking soda and an essential component of flavoring salts.
Ammonium carbonate is a non-toxic, white, crystalline salt. In addition, ammonium carbonate is also used as an emetic and as an active ingredient in cough syrups to relieve bronchitis symptoms. Ammonium carbonates are also used as ingredients in a few smokeless tobacco products.
Ammonium carbonate is mainly used in the European Union as a leavening agent. It also serves as an acidity regulator. The main market driver is ammonium carbonate, which can be used as a substitute for baking soda. However, this can affect both the taste and texture of the finished products. Ammonium carbonate is intended for use as an ingredient in baked goods.
These are commonly available at pharmacies and grocery stores. Ammonium carbonate is mainly used in thin products such as biscuits where ammonium gas can easily escape. Retain ammonia gas during baked foods such as cakes and pastries. Ammonia is usually supplied in lumps and must be pulverized and stored in a sealed container before use.
Global Ammonium Carbonate Market: Segmentation Overview
The global ammonium carbonate market is segmented by application, type, and product type. By product type, the ammonium carbonate market is segmented into reagent grade and technical grade. Within the scope, these are divided into Food & Beverage, Pharmaceutical, Cosmetic & Personal Care, and Animal Feed. In the pharmaceutical segment, ammonium carbonate is mainly used in cough syrups, cough suppressants, and other products.
Global ammonium carbonate market: leading suppliers
Prominent players in the global ammonium carbonate market are Bayer CropScience, Monsanto, Shanghai Mingdou Agrochemical Co. Ltd, BASF, Taixing Dongyu Chemical, Yixing Weixing Chemical, Oasis Fine Chem, P. J. Chemicals, Taixing Experimental Chemical, Syngenta AG, Akash Purochem PrivateLimited, SinoHarvest Corporation und Shanghai Tenglong Agrochemical Co. Ltd., unter anderem.