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Disodium phosphate is used in baking, most often found in frosting and icing.

Disodium phosphate


What is Disodium Phosphate?

Disodium phosphate is an acid regulator and a chelating agent.

Origin

It is synthesized from the sodium salt of phosphoric acid (from phosphates mined in the U.S.).

Function

In most frosting and icing, disodium phosphate acts as an emulsifier to stabilize the system.