- Tripotassium phosphate
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Tripotassium phosphate is a water-soluble ionic salt which has the chemical formula K3PO4. It is used as a food additive for its properties as an
emulsifier, foaming agentand whipping agent. [ [http://www.nutritiondata.com/topics/food-additives NutritionData Food Additive Identifier – NutritionData.com ] ] In combination with fatty acids, it is a potential antimicrobial agent in poultry processing. [ [http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/iafp/jfp/2005/00000068/00000007/art00022 IngentaConnect Microbicidal Activity of Tripotassium Phosphate and Fatty Acids t ] ] As a fertilizer, its proportions of N, P2O5, and K2O are 0-33-67, making it one of the few fertilizer compounds in which the nutrient percentages have a total of 100%.
* [http://www.nutritiondata.com/topics/food-additives NutritionData Food Additive Identifier]
* [http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/iafp/jfp/2005/00000068/00000007/art00022 Microbicidal Activity of Tripotassium Phosphate and Fatty Acids toward Spoilage and Pathogenic Bacteria Associated with Poultry "Journal of Food Protection, Volume 68, Number 7, July 2005 , pp. 1462–1466(5)"]
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