calcium phosphate

Calcium phosphate is used in single-acting baking powders.

Calcium Phosphate


What is Calcium Phosphate?

Calcium phosphate is a colorless powder utilized as a food additive and as the acidic component in baking powder.

Origin

Calcium phosphate is synthesized from calcium salt and the phosphate radical. Calcium phosphate naturally occurs in bones and some rock.

Function

Calcium phosphate is used in single-acting baking powders, otherwise known as phosphate-acting baking powders, yielding a very slow leavening action.

Compostion

Calcium phosphate is composed of 3 Calcium molecules, 2 Phosphorous, and 8 Oxygen molecules, or Ca3(PO4)2 .

Application

Calcium phosphate is used in baked products as the primary acidic component of baking powder.

FDA Legal Requirement

GRAS (21CFR582.1217)