are used in a wide range of processed meat, poultry and seafood in
which they perform several functions.
Phosphates improve the retention of natural fluids in the
animal muscle that would otherwise be lost in the aging, cooking or
freezing process. They
also act as protein solubilizers to aid in binding processed meats.
Their presence results in improved texture, flavor and color.
to a unique instantizing process and the combination of short and
long chain phosphates, AMESPHOS will dissolve completely at
temperatures as low as 20 F and in
the presence of salt.
Additionally, AMESPHOS will dissolve completely in hard water
and will not cause phosphate precipitation.
Improved cooked flavor.
Reduced loss of meat
Increased tenderness and
Improved firmer texture
Better and faster color
third to one half of one percent (0.3 to 0.5%) of the finished
home sausage making: Use approximately one fourth to one half
teaspoon per pound of meat.
the phosphate in water before mixing into the meat mixture.
into meat until well distributed, mix for approximately five
dipping or soaking applications:
is dissolved in water (5.0 to 7.0 % solution at 60 to 70 F,
concentration will vary by application.
The solution should be chilled, (33 to 35 F, typically) prior
product is then dipped into the solution.
This method is used primarily for seafood (scallops, shrimp,
fish fillets, approx. a 2 minute dip.) and poultry (marinating of
strips or breasts, 6 to 8 hour marinating.).
The age of the seafood will affect moisture retention so it
is important to minimize any delay between harvest and phosphate
us about other marinades and pumping applications for meat, poultry
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beyond our control, we make no warranties
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