Uses: Pentasodium triphosphate and Pentapotassium triphosphate are used to retain water during processing. This is mostly why they are used in ham and processed meats
High intakes may upset the calcium/ phosphate equilibrium, and excessive use may lead to osteoporosis.
It is also but is known to cause nausea, diarrhoea, lowering of blood pressure, cyanosis and muscle spasms in large quantities.
Description: Pentasodium triphosphate and Pentapotassium triphosphate are all salts of sodium/potassium with phosphates.
All are produced synthetically from the respective carbonates and phosphoric acid.
Used as buffers and emulsifiers and stabilisers.