Sodium acid Pyrophosphate SAPP Food grade
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sodium acid pyrophosphate
Molecular Formula: Na2H2P2O7
Molecular weight: 221.95
White powder; Relative density 1.86; Soluble in water and insoluble in ethanol; If its aqueous solution is heated together with diluted inorganic acid, it will be hydrolyzed into phosphoric acid; It is hydroscopic, and when absorbing humidity it will become into a product with hexa-hydrates; If it is heated at a temperature above 2200C, it will be decomposed into sodium meta phosphate.
As a leavening agent it is applied to roast foodstuffs to control the fermentation speed; When applied to instant noodles, it can shorten water resetting time and avoid stickiness and mushiness of the noodles; When applied to crackers or cakes, it may shorten fermentation time, lower the breakage, make the porous space in good order and therefore lengthen the shelf life.