This product is a yellow to yellowish-orange, crystalline, and practically odorless powder, complies with all requirements of the FCC (Food Chemicals Codex) when tested according to this compendium. It is suitable for use in food and baby food products and is also known by its synonyms, including pteroylglutamic acid (PGA), vitamin BC, and folacin.

Supplied By: DSM Food Specialties

Product Code: F05887

Regional Availability: Canada

Vitamin Type: Vitamin B9

Features: Odorless

    Enhanced TDS

    Identification & Functionality

    Ingredient Name
    Vitamin Type
    Food Ingredients Functions
    Pharma & Nutraceuticals Functions
    Chemical Structure

    Chemical name: N-[4-[[(2-amino-1,4-dihydro-4-oxo-6-pteridinyl)methyl]amino]benzoyl]-L-glutamic acid

    Synonyms: pteroylglutamic acid (PGA); vitamin BC; folacin

    Features & Benefits

    Food Ingredients Features

    Applications & Uses

    Food & Nutrition Applications
    Recommended Uses

    For food and baby food. This product is not intended for use in the manufacture of sterile drug products. The purchaser assumes all responsibility for additional processing, testing, labeling and registration required for such use.


    Physical Form
    Yellow brown granular powder
    Insoluble in
    Chloroform, Ether, Alcohol, Acetone
    Soluble in
    Water, Alkali hydroxides, Carbonates

    Regulatory & Compliance

    Certifications & Compliance

    Safety & Health

    Safety Conditions

    This product is safe for the intended use. Avoid ingestion, inhalation of dust or direct contact by applying suitable protective measures and personal hygiene.

    Packaging & Availability

    Packaging Type
    Regional Availability
    • Canada

    Storage & Handling

    Stability and Storage

    Folic Acid Food Grade is fairly stable to air, but somewhat sensitive to heat and light, especially to ultraviolet radiation. Neutral solutions are relatively stable. Acids, alkalis and reducing or oxidizing agents may cause decomposition. The product may be stored for 36 months from the date of manufacture in the unopened original 25 kg drums and for 24 months in the unopened original 1 kg bags in a dry place and at a temperature below 25°C. The ‘best use before’ date is printed on the label.