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5

PHOSPHATES ON THE TABLE

MINERAL

ENRICHMENT

DRINKS

POWDERED

FOODS

FATS

AND

OIL

Phosphate salts enrich all kinds of food with

potassium, phosphorus or calcium. Tricalcium

phosphate, in particular, contains high levels of

calcium and has little effect on the food matrix. When

soluble mineral salts are used, enrichment is combined

with the use of a sequestrant phosphate salt allowing

reactions with ions to be neutralised.

Polyphosphates stabilise fruit drinks and vitamin C in

citrus fruit drinks. Calcium and potassium phosphates

add minerals (calcium, potassium and phosphorus)

to energy drinks. Phosphoric acid is also added as an

acidifying agent in soft drinks like cola.

Tricalcium phosphate improves the flowability

of products such as powdered milk, instant

powders, spices etc. (anti-caking agent).

Phosphoric acid and its derivatives are used in

processing oils and fats used in foods. They are used

to extract de-gum oils during the refining process, to

stabilise fats, to protect against loss of flavour and to

obtain stable emulsions.