Calcium lactate is a salt of natural lactic acid produced by fermentation.
Lactate is an excellent source of calcium for making liquid spheres.
It is generally used at :
6g for 200 to 300ml of soaking bath (spherification)
3g for 200 to 400ml of final preparation to be enriched in calcium according to their natural rate of calcium (reversed spherification)
To make these famous liquid spheres, the lactate must always be :
- completely dissolved in the water of the soaking bath (shake with a whisk for example) or the preparation to be spherified.
- used in combination with sodium alginate.