Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide – The One Minute CureJuly 31, 2022
Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide – The One Minute Cure.
Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) is a clear, colorless, odorless liquid. It’s a combination of hydrogen and oxygen and is available in many strengths (indicated by the percentage of dilution with water).
One dilution of hydrogen peroxide is 35 percent H2O2 and 65 percent water. Food producers use 35 percent H2O2 for a variety of purposes, including processing cheese and bleaching wheat flour. It’s also used to kill microorganisms in food packaging materials.
This 35 percent dilution is called “food grade” in part because it doesn’t contain certain stabilizers:
These stabilizers are found in most other commercially available hydrogen peroxide and should not be ingested.
No matter the dilution — even if food grade 35 percent H2O2 — you should never drink any hydrogen peroxide.
Types of hydrogen peroxide
Diluted food grade hydrogen peroxide is often part of dental care products and processes:
toothpaste (mixed with baking soda)
People also use diluted food grade hydrogen peroxide in home food preparation and storage, including:
vegetable antibacterial wash
meat or poultry marinade
Diluted with water, it’s also used in food-related home cleaning such as:
cutting board disinfection
sponge and dish cloth cleaning