Silicates are also found in various plant-based foods in the human diet, including vegetables and grains such as leafy greens, peppers, beets, sprouts, rice and oats. Because of its ability to block water absorption and prevent ingredients from clumping/caking, silica is used in foods to help maintain their texture. It is most commonly found in pellet or powder products because, as described by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), "it increases the rate of dispersion, keeps food particles separate, and allows water to moisten them individually rather than forming clumps." What are the uses of silica in food and supplements? According to the USDA, silica's properties give it the following functions in food and supplements: use as an anti-caking agent, prevent corrosion, defoamer, prevent powder from absorbing moisture, help stabilize and clarify beer, help carry and distribute flavoured oils, absorb alcohol, and aid in the processing of wine and gelatin production. If you are looking for high quality, high purity and cost-effective silica, or if you require the latest price of silica, please feel free to email contact mis-asia.