FAQs about Sodium Tripolyphosphate for Food
What is sodium tripolyphosphate?
This inorganic compound is a sodium salt that is normally sold as white crystals or granules that dissolve in water but not in organic solvents.
What is sodium tripolyphosphate used for?
This sodium salt has many applications. In the food industry it is used to preserve and stabilize mixtures. Improve the color and smell in many foods and is also used in the formulation of beverages such as milk, juices, among others. In addition, it regulates the acidity of meat products and allows them to increase their capacity to retain liquids, increasing the shelf life of the product.
What are the benefits of sodium tripolyphosphate in sausages?
This ingredient identified with the number E451i, has a great participation in sausages since thanks to it it is possible to extract the necessary protein to form the union between the pieces of meat.
How to use Sodium Tripolyphosphate in meats?
Depending on the type of sausage, the quantities and the type of application may vary. Below you can see some examples:
1. Ham, bacon, pastrami: It must be applied in the form of granules by massage or injection. Max 0.5%
2. Hamburgers and nuggets: Dry addition in granular or powder form. Max 0.4%
3. Turkey Hams: Should be used in combination with sodium hexametasphosphate by injection or vacuum massage. Max 0.5%
We suggest you follow the recommendations of your country so as not to exceed the limits of permitted use.
is sodium triphosphate gluten free?
Yes, this product is suitable for people allergic to gluten. At mySibi we recommend that you check the ingredient labels to make sure it doesn't have any compound that doesn't fit your needs.