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Monocalcium Phosphate

Alternate Names

Calcium Phosphate

Description

Monocalcium phosphate is used as a leavening agent, meaning it is used in dough or batter to cause the mixture to raise. It is also used in canned fruits and vegetables because it is helpful in maintaining the firmness of fruits and vegetables.

Monocalcium Phosphate - Quick Stats
Names

Calcium Phosphate

Allergy Information

Uses

Buffer, Dough Conditioner, Gelling Agent, Leavening Agent

E-Number

E 341

Additional Information



Found In

Baking powder, cake mixes, cookies, doughnuts, energy powders, flour, enriched flour, malted milk powder, cereal flour, condiments, canned potatoes and canned tomatoes.

Possible Health Effects

The only negative health effect reported from monocalcium phosphate is the possibility of skin and eye irritation upon contact.

Allergy Information

Unknown

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