Additive Directory : Sodium Phosphate | E 339
Acidity regulator and chelating agent.
Sodium phosphate is an acidity regulator and chelating agent that is produced commercially from a reaction with phosphoric acid.
Occurs naturally in many foods.
Researchers linked high phosphate levels to accelerated aging and vascular damage. The researchers recommended that people eat foods with naturally occurring phosphates, rather than those with added sodium phosphate.
Sodium phosphate is an acidity regulator and chelating agent (used to bind metal ions). It prevents desiccation and is used as an acid stabiliser in powders as well as to prevent the formation of clumps. It increases the activity of antioxidants.
Processed cheese, cooked ham, desserts, and evaporated milk.
Allowed to use in Europe and the US.