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E541 : Sodium aluminium phosphate
E541 (i) : Acid sodium aluminium phosphate
E541 (iI) : Alkaline sodium aluminium phosphate
Synthetically produced from aluminium, phosphoric acid and sodium hydroxide.
Function & Characteristics:
The acid form is used in baking powder for slow baking processes at low temperature; the alkaline form is used as an emulsifier in processed cheese.
bakery products, processed cheese
Acceptable daily intake (ADI):
Up to 0,6 mg/kg bodyweight.
Aluminium impairs the calcium and phosphorous uptake by the body. The concentrations from E541 are generally so low that no effect is to be expected.
None. E541 can be used by all religious groups, vegetarians and vegans.