State University Extension
Food Safely - 01600736
CALCIUM HYDROXIDE OR CALCIUM OXIDE
Lime may be sold as calcium hydroxide or calcium oxide,
we have been asked if both compounds can be used in
recipes calling for lime as a crispening agent.
two compounds can be used interchangeably as long as
package is clearly labeled hydrated, slaked, builder's,
household lime. Neither compound should be used if the
is labeled agricultural, burnt, or quick lime. By
up-to-date recipes and high-quality ingredients, firm
pickles can be made without the use of lime.
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