It is used in cooking vegetables, to make them softer. It can be used as a wash to remove any acidic impurities from a "crude" liquid, producing a purer sample.
25kg/bag; stored at cool, dry, well-ventilated place. In addition, it should be protected from strong oxides and acids.
The product is crystalline power. It will melt at 50 °C which is soluble in water. It is stable at normal pressure and temperature. It is amphoteric which can react with acids and bases.