Tricalcium phosphate is an additive used as an ant-caking agent, raising agent, calcium supplement, and texture and colour improver.

Health considerations

Tricalcium phosphate increases calcium content when added to foods. No side effects have been reported from its intake in food form.

Keep in mind

Tricalcium phosphate occurs naturally in milk and rock, but may be produced from burning of animal bones. Individuals avoiding animal products should avoid this product or seek out information about its origin.

May be found in

Candy, wine, cheese, jam, milk, juice, dairy products, powdered spices, reduced fat liquids, reduced fat foods



Alternative Spellings and Names

Bone phosphate, bone ash, TCP

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