Sodium Hexametaphosphate is a mixture of polymeric metaphosphates manufactured from Monosodium Phosphate, available as white powder or white granules. It’s widely used as emulsifier and stabilizer in food processing with E number E452 in food production for its artificial maple syrup, canned milk, cheese powders and dips, imitation cheese, whipped topping, packaged egg whites, roast beef, fish fillets, fruit jelly, frozen desserts, salad dressing, herring, breakfast cereal, ice cream, beer, and bottled beverages, among other foods.
Yes. Sodium Hexametaphosphate is gluten free and widely used in gluten free food to provide stronger texture to processed food.
To answer this question, we need to clarify another question: what is gluten. Gluten is protein composite found in wheat and related grains, including barley and rye. (Wikipedia) First, gluten is a protein. Second, gluten is mainly found in wheat and related grains. As we mentioned before, Sodium Hexametaphosphateis a mixture of polymeric metaphosphates which is significantly different from protein. Raw materials used in manufacturing of Sodium Hexametaphosphate are phosphoric acid, and sodium hydroxide; Sodium Hexametaphosphate barely includes gluten impurity. So, Sodium Hexametaphosphate is gluten free.
Sodium Hexametaphosphate is widely used in food production to provide stronger texture to processed food. Sodium Hexametaphosphate is usually used in processed food rather than daily recipe.
Celiac disease: Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease that attacks the small intestine due to the presence of gluten, for which a gluten-free diet is the only medically-accepted treatment. In 2009 research showed between 0.5 and 1.0 percent of people in the US and UK are sensitive to gluten due to celiac disease. So people with Celiac disease have to stick to gluten free diet to avoid unexpected side effect caused by consumption of gluten.
Non-celiac gluten sensitivity: Some people may be sensitive to gluten but do not have celiac disease and feel better on a diet with less gluten. However, there are no specific symptoms confirmed. Non-celiac gluten sensitivity also drives more people to gluten free diet when people believe that they feel better when eating gluten free.As a top supplier of food ingredients, Foodchem has been supplying gluten free Sodium Hexametaphosphate for over 10 years. Feel free to contact us if you need gluten free Sodium Hexametaphosphate. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Tel: +86-21-2206-3075.