Tricalcium Phosphate is an ingredient used in many industries for many purposes.
A few facts:
- Chemically, tricalcium phosphate is a calcium salt of phosphoric acid
- It is almost insoluble in water
- Due to its mineral source, it can be used in vegan foods
Uses for Food Grade Tricalcium Phosphate
Food grade Tricalcium Phosphate is primarily used as an anti-caking agent. Anti-caking agents are very helpful in preventing the formation of lumps (caking) in food products. Without anti-caking agents products such as muffin or biscuit mixes, dry soups, hot chocolate mix, cream powders and more would be clumped and chunky. One of the most common uses for Tricalcium Phosphate is the anti-caking agent for powdered spices and solid drink mixes.
Increase Nutritional Value
Tricalcium Phosphate contains the calcium salt of phosphoric acid so you will often see this product used as a food additive for increasing calcium. It is popular in cereals, dairy products and juices.
pH Regulator and Buffering Agent
Tricalcium Phosphate can be added to milk, candy, pudding, wine, cheese, jams, condiments and meat products to regulate acidity and enhance flavor.
Tricalcium phosphate is white, odorless and tasteless. It should be stored in a dry and ventilated area and should be kept away from water and moisture.
MySpicer carries this product in quantities ranging from 16 oz to 25 pound bulk.