FAQs about Phosphoric Acid for Food
What is food grade phosphoric acid?
Food Grade Phosphoric Acid 85 is a colorless or clear colored biscuous acid that is commonly used for pH control in a variety of foods and beverages. It is also used as a clarifying agent for food and beverages.
What is phosphoric acid used for?
This ingredient is used in the food industry as a preservative, emulsifier, acidulant or acidity regulator. This is the one that gives a stronger and more acid taste to non-alcoholic beverages. Another example of its use is as an acidulant in the production of balanced feed for the livestock industry and pets. It is also used in beverages, jams, jellies and cheeses as a flavoring.
How is food grade phosphoric acid made?
This acid, also called orthophosphoric acid, can be obtained in two ways: 1. By treating calcium phosphate rock with sulfuric acid, which is then filtered to extract calcium sulfate. 2. Burning phosphorous fumes and treating the resulting oxide with steam.