Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate is a synthetic, edible phosphoric salt. It is a white mass or free-flowing powder that is used in self-rising and prepared baked goods to control the pH amounts in food.
Baking powder, canned seafood, frozen fish fillets, frozen crustacea, cream cheese spread, self-rising and prepared: cakes, donuts, waffles, cupcakes refrigerated dough, baking flours and mixes. It can be added to hot dogs and sausages to obtain a red color. Also used in canned tuna fish.
Possible Health Effects
It is currently believed to be safe for uses in foods at low levels. Excess phosphorus can lead to heart, bone, and kidney problems. Overconsumption of phosphorus-containing foods and additives can result in elevated blood phosphorus levels, which may contribute to osteoporosis. See article "Is There Any Danger is Using Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate in Food Mixes"
Copyright December 15, 2012 Be Food Smart
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