Diphosphates (E450) are food additives often utilized to modify the
texture of products, acting as leavening agents in baking and preventing
the coagulation of canned food.
These salts can stabilize whipped cream and are also found in powdered
products to maintain their flow properties. They are commonly present in
baked goods, processed meats, and soft drinks.
Derived from phosphoric acid, they're part of our daily phosphate
intake, which often surpasses recommended levels due to the prevalence
of phosphates in processed foods and drinks.
Excessive phosphate consumption is linked to health issues, such as
impaired kidney function and weakened bone health. Though diphosphates
are generally regarded as safe when consumed within established
acceptable daily intakes, it's imperative to monitor overall phosphate
consumption to maintain optimal health.