Food Ingredients

pH lowering food ingredient

Many foods, from soups and sauces to drinks and prepared salads, require an acidifer. Food grade sodium acid sulfate, branded as pHase®, has the unique ability to lower pH without generating a sour taste. As a safe, strong mineral acid, a low addition rate is needed to achieve performance while providing a natural flavor characteristic with a bright, clean aftertaste.

A versatile tool for food formulators

pHase® complements the true flavor of vanilla, coffee, tea, chocolate and other brown flavors, and brings out the ripe, juicy notes of non-citrus flavors like peach. pHase™ is ideal for uses such as:

  • Beverages (sports drinks, flavored waters, teas, coffees, bar mixes, alcoholic beverages, beverage concentrates)
  • Salad dressing (blue cheese, ranch, buttermilk)
  • Sauces (teriyaki, marinades, alfredo)
  • Soups
  • Salsa
  • Prepared Salads (egg salad, potato salad, macaroni salad)
  • Processed cheese sauces and spreads
  • Confectionary (Fillings and toppings such as doughnut fillings, pie fillings, toaster strudel)

pHase® also helps formulators:

  • Lower sour intensity
  • Reduce sweetener usage by up to 15%
  • Reduce use of salt in prepared foods by up to 40%
  • Reduces acrylamide formation by 60% with no adverse effects on taste or appearance.
  • Increase product stability
  • Reduce cook/retort times