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Tricalcium Phosphate

Also Known As : Tribasic calcium phosphate, Bone phosphate of lime (BPL)


Taste Profile

It tastes slightly bitter.

Usage Tips

  1. Tricalcium phosphate can be used as an anti caking agent in powdered spices.
  2. It is also used in vegan food.
  3. Its used in mineral supplements.

Common names and forms

  1. Acidity Regulator (341 (iii))
  2. Anticaking Agent (341(iii))
  3. Calcium Phosphate Tribasic (INS 341)
  4. Mineral (TriCalcium Phosphate)
  5. Stabilizer (E341(iii))
  6. Tribasic Calcium Phosphate


Tricalcium phosphate is a calcium salt of phosphoric acid. It is a white solid of low solubility. Tricalcium phosphate’s E-number is E341(iii). It is naturally found in cow's milk.

Health benefits

  • Tricalcium phosphate contains both calcium and phosphorus, both of them are important minerals for bone health.(1)
  • Tricalcium phosphate also contain Vitamin D, which helps you to absorb the calcium and phosphorus much more easily.(1)


People with kidney disease should not consume Tricalcium Phosphate as their kidneys are unable to remove phosphorus effectively. Tricalcium phosphate can interact negatively with medications and antibiotics.(2)

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