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Origin:Ammonium phosphates (342) can be derived from a number or sources. 342 (i) – Ammonium dihydrogen phosphate; 342 (ii) – Diammonium hydrogen phosphate.
Function & characteristics: Ammonium phosphate refers to three different chemical compounds, all of which are formed by the reaction of ammonia with phosphoric acid and have the general formula [NH4]x[H3−xPO4].
Products:he function(s) performed by the food additive when used in cooking. Acidity regulator – Regulates the acidity or alkalinity of a food. Firming agent – Helps maintain firmness of fruits and vegetables or interacts with gelling agents to strengthen food structure. Flour treatment agent – A substance that improves baking quality or colour of flour
Daily intake:Up to 1 mg/kg body weight
Side effects:Yes
Dietary restrictions: Yes

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