Sodium Phosphate

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MAR. 23, 2023

Sodium Phosphate is a generic term used to describe the combination of salts and phosphate in its various forms.

Commonly Found in:
Baked Goods
Canned Tuna
Deli Meat
Fast Food
Processed Meat
Other Manufactured Foods

Sodium Phosphate is a generic term used to describe the combination of salts and phosphate in its various forms; it serves a variety of functions in our food:
It keeps deli meats and bacon moist, avoiding spoilage.
Helps dough rise in commercially prepared cakes, breads, and cake mixes
Thickens food, stabilizing the texture of processed foods.
Stabilizes to keep oil and water mixed in certain types of food, such as processed cheese.
Balances pH levels in processed food, extending shelf life and improving taste.

Sodium phosphate is considered generally safe by the FDA but should be avoided by certain people, including those with kidney disease.

Sodium Phosphate occurs naturally in nuts, legumes, meat, fish, poultry, and eggs.