American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A salt or ester of propionic acid.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In chem., a compound of propionic acid and a base. See propionic.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Chem.) A salt of propionic acid.
- propion(ic acid) + -ate2. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“(a preservative), dried carrots, dried apples, dried peas, dried cheese powder, natural and artificial peanut butter flavor, calcium propionate which is a preservative.”
“Got any of these ingredients in your pantry: Ethoxylate diglycerdes, ammonium sulfate or calcium propionate?”
“One theory the panel discounted: that Del Rey was using too much calcium propionate, a preservative used in baked goods to inhibit mold.”
“But even a major dose of calcium propionate cannot preserve a brand's popularity forever.”
“I still have a little room in the 6 cc syringe so I grab the propionate.”
“Words to look for on ingredients lists include sodium chloride, monosodium glutamate, baking soda, baking powder, disodium phosphate, sodium nitrite, sodium propionate, and sodium sulfite.”
“Vitamin A is found as retinoic acid (Retin-A), retinol (retinaldehyde), or retinyl propionate.”
“Acetate, propionate and butyrate all are examples of SCFA.”
“Initially awarded second place, McDonald was named the champion when the horse of Germany's Ulla Salzberger tested positive for a banned substance, testosterone propionate.”
“Bread, baked goods, and many other foods, by the way, will begin to mold much more slowly if they contain preservatives such as calcium propionate or sorbates.”
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