In the dietary and beverage industry, and food in general, the supply of minerals is usually made through inorganic salts. However, these salts are inefficient as they are poorly absorbed (bioavailability).
As a result, the industry has been moving for some time towards other alternatives to solve this problem: organic salts.
For this reason, in Quimidroga we incorporated in its moment a wide range of organic salts as a contribution of minerals for feeding by Jungbunzlauer. These are salts obtained by fermentation with greater bioavailability than their corresponding inorganic salts. For example, calcium citrate absorbs between 22% and 27% more than calcium carbonate.
Now, given the growing demand for mineral beverages and responding to their needs, Jungbuzlauer has expanded its range of organic salts with the launch of magnesium lactate and zinc lactate, which in addition to good bioavailability, offers greater solubility compared to other organic salts.
An added advantage of these organic salts is their neutral taste, a very important point in the food industry.
Anhydrous Trimagnesic Citrate TMC (16% magnesium)
Solubility in water at 25ºC (g/L): 200
Trimagnesium citrate nonahydrate TMN (12% Magnesium)
Solubility in water at 25ºC (g/L): 16
Magnesium lactate (10% magnesium)
Solubility in water at 25ºC (g/L): 83.7
TMC has advantages over other organic salts (e.g. gluconate): higher magnesium content, higher solubility and neutral taste.
Compared to other inorganic salts, TMC has greater bioavailability and solubility, as shown by the results in Figures 1 and 2.
Zinc citrate trihydrate (31% Zinc)
Taste: almost neutral
Solubility in water at 25ºC (g/L): 2,6
Zinc lactate (22% Zn)
Taste: almost neutral
Solubility in water at 25ºC (g/L): 430
Zinc Citrate, with 23% absorption, presents a behaviour equivalent to other organic salts such as gluconate, and a higher yield than inorganic salts, as can be seen in Figure 3.
Tricalcium citrate TCC (21% Calcium)
22-27% better absorbed than calcium carbonate
Calcium lactate gluconate (CLG) (10-13% calcium)
As can be seen in Table 1, Tricalcium Citrate improves the solubility of inorganic salts and also has a clean taste. On the other hand, CLG has very high solubility.