Ferrous lactate dihydrate is a greenish white crystalline powder or crystal. Slightly smelly, slightly sweet metallic taste. This product is oxidized by moisture or its aqueous solution and turns into yellowish brown with iron salt. Light can promote oxidation. Iron ions react with other food additives and are easily colored. Soluble in water, transparent liquid with green, acidic. Almost insoluble in ethanol.
It is a ferrous salt of lactic acid manufactured process through neutralizing lactic acid.
The product has a significant effect on the prevention and treatment of iron deficiency anemia and is widely used in food, beverages, dairy products, salt, nutritional liquids, and pharmaceuticals.
The additive has been deemed safe for use by children in proper doses and is suitable for consumption across all religious groups. Ferrous lactate meets all of the requirements for vegetarian and vegan diets. This makes it a popular solution to food fortification needs without potential complications.
It is used as a food additive with E code E585. It is an acidety adjustor and color retention agent, and is also used to Forfy foods with iron.