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Emulsifier (340)

Also Known As : Potassium Phosphates


Usage Tips

  1. Emulsifier (340) can be used as an acid stabiliser and also prevents formation of clumps.
  2. It can also be used in processed foods so as to preserve and extend their shelf life.
  3. It can be added to ham, packaged baked goods, dairy products, fruit juices, condiments, cereals, canned fish and frozen meals.

Common names and forms

  1. Acidity Regulator (340)
  2. Acidity Regulator (Potassium Phosphate)
  3. Mineral 340
  4. Potassium Phosphate
  5. Stabiliser (INS 340)
  6. Stabilizer (E 340)


Emulsifier (340) is the salt of potassium and phosphate ions. It can be any of the three orthophosphates of potassium that includes Monopotassium phosphate, Dipotassium phosphate, and Tripotassium phosphate. It is a widely used food additive in processed foods and nutritional supplements. It prevents desiccation and is used as an acid stabiliser in powders as well as to prevent formation of clumps. It increases the activity of antioxidants.


Selection Guide

Look for "Suitable for Vegetarian" label on the packaging, as it may also be obtained from animal bones which may not be suitable for vegetarians. Also, check for its expiration date on the packaging.

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