Phosphoric Acid is a colorless, transparent, or yellowish, thick liquid used as an acidulant or yeast nutrient in canned food and drinks. Though it’s considered safe, some are convinced it has potentially dangerous health effects.
What Is Phosphoric Acid?
Phosphoric Acid is a transparent and syrupy liquid that is odorless and has a very sour taste. This product is an acidity regulator and nutrition agent for yeast food, and it may be applied to flavors, canned food and light drinks as well as used in wine making.
Possible Side Effects of Phosphoric Acid
Phosphoric Acid is generally considered a safe ingredient. The side effects may: dermatitis, pain, tearing, blurred vision, difficulty swallowing or breathing andgastrointestinal problems.
GRAS Affirmation: Yes
Generally recognized as safe (GRAS) is an American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) designation that a chemical or substance added to food is considered safe by experts, and so is exempted from the usual Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) food additive tolerance requirements. Phosphoric Acid is considered safe by FDA.
Special Populations Precaution
There is a lot of concern about diet and nutrition for these population, like Newborns, children, pregnant, sensitive to Phosphoric Acid populations. Better consult to your doctor if you would like to intake Phosphoric Acid.
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