Applications and Uses of Trisodium Phosphate

Trisodium Phosphate is used in Food, Beverage, Pharmaceutical, Health & Personal care products, Agriculture/Animal Feed/Poultry. Trisodium Phosphate (TSP) is used in meat food as a quality-improving agent, as an emulsifier for processed cheese, as a baking agent for cereals and as a buffer for processed foods.

Trisodium Phosphate is a food preservative. It is a white crystalline powder that has no smell or taste and easily dissolves in water. Trisodium Phosphate is also used to preserve foods such as red meats, poultry, and seafood, helping them to retain their tenderness and moisture during storage and transport.

Trisodium Phosphate uses as follows:

Trisodium Phosphate

In Food

Trisodium Phosphate is used as an acidity regulator and emulsifier, and as a thickening and nutrition enlargement agent in foods. When used as a food additive, Trisodium Phosphate is also known as E339. The application of Trisodium Phosphate such as in fruit drinks, milk product, meat product, cheese and drinks.

In Beverage

Trisodium Phosphate can be used as emusifier in in juice, soft drink and dairy to make the product smooth.

In Pharmaceutical


In Health and Personal care

Trisodium Phosphate is used in cosmetics, the uses such as in the formulation of bath products, colognes, dentifrices, mouthwashes, hair conditioners, hair dyes and colors, permanent waves, shampoos, makeup and skin care products.

Trisodium phosphate also can be used in toothpaste.

In Agriculture/Animal Feed/Poultry

Trisodium Phosphate can be used in Agriculture/Animal Feed/Poultry products.

In Other Industries

Trisodium Phosphate is widely used as ph regulator, emusifier, water softener in various other industries.

  • As Water softener: in papermaking, textile, and dyeing.

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