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.
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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