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Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate

Alternate Names

SAP

Description

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.

Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate - Quick Stats
Names

SAP

Allergy Information

Uses

Sequestrant, Emulsifier, Buffer, Leavening Agent

Additional Information



Found In

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"

Allergy Information

Unknown

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