Hydrite Chemical Co.

Ingredients for Plant-Based Foods


Plant-Based Food & Beverage Industry 


What are Plant-Based Foods?

Plant-based foods are food and beverages processed from plants such as oats, whole wheat, rice, almonds, and cashews. The plant-based food and beverage industry is comprised of many in-demand products, including:

Plant-Based Products

  • Almond milk

  • Almond butter

  • Oat milk

  • Plant-based creamers

  • Plant-based meat and burgers

  • Processed cheese products

The plant-based food industry also includes functional and nutritional beverages that have added health benefits such as vitamins and minerals. Plant-based functional beverages are alternatives to high-sugar, carbonated drinks and juices.


What Chemicals are Used in Plant-Based Foods?

We manufacture liquid Dipotassium Phosphate (DKP) and Tripotassium Citrate (TPC) at multiple Hydrite facilities, as well as distribute dry versions of each. Our liquid formulations have various benefits over the dry form in the plant-based milk and functional beverage markets.


Dipotassium Phosphate (DKP)

Dipotassium Phosphate is Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) for use in human foods, also considered GRAS for use in food generally as a multiple purpose food ingredient when used in accordance with Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP).


Tripotassium Citrate (Tpc)

Tripotassium Citrate is produced in accordance with current Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s) under a comprehensive HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) program. Our TPC is manufactured in facilities that are GFSI/FSMA compliant. Tripotassium Citrate is considered “GRAS” (Generally Recognized As Safe) by the United States Food and Drug Administration without restriction as to the quantity of use within good manufacturing practice


DKP Applications 
  • Fermentation Nutrient
  • Anti-Feathering Agent for Non-Dairy Creamers
  • Acid Buffer for Non-Dairy Creamers
  • Whitener in Food Applications
  • Buffering Agent in Plant Based Beverages
  • Anti-Coagulant in Plant Based Beverages


TPC Applications
  • Buffering Agent
  • Emulsifier/Anti-Coagulant
  • Preservative
  • Sodium Citrate Replacement
  • Potassium Supplement




The BENEFITS of Liquid DKP and TPC are many.  Liquid solution is easily stored and pumped. Using a liquid solution saves labor and time compared to dissolving dry ingredients and is more economical compared to the dry form.  Liquid DKP and TPC are sustainable products with a low carbon footprint through reduced energy consumption and packaging waste.



Complete Solutions Provider

Plant Based Milk SpreadAt Hydrite, we understand it is important to look into all areas of food safety because of how critical it is to food and beverage manufacturers. We carry effective antimicrobial products to safely assist in fighting foodborne bacteria and comprehensive sanitation methods. In addition, we specialize in membrane and foam control technology for food processing. Hydrite is a one stop shop for your plant-based food industry chemical needs. Products include those used to improve nutritional value and taste in plant-based food products.


Plant-Based Milk

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Your Hydrite account representative will be able to find which formulation works best depending on your company’s specific needs. Reach out today to see how Hydrite can help you in this growing industry.

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