Uses: Dicalcium Diphosphate and Sodium Pyrophosphate can also used as bread enhancer and calcium supplement.
High intakes may upset the calcium/ phosphate equilibrium, and excessive use may lead to osteoporosis.
Description: Disodium Diphosphate, Sodium Pyrophosphate, Tetrasodium Pyrophosphate, Trisodium Diphosphate, Tetrasodium Diphosphate, Dipotassium Diphosphate, Tetrapotassium Diphosphate, Dicalcium Diphosphate, and Calcium Dihydrogen Diphosphate are all salts of sodium/potassium/calcium with phosphates.
All are produced synthetically from the respective carbonates and phosphoric acid. Used as buffers and emulsifiers.
E450 (iii) also binds metals and prevents discolouration due to metals.