Disodium phosphate is food additive. Disodium phosphate are derived from element phosphorus. They're used to enhance food characteristics like nutritional value and cooking performance. Disodium phosphate is used in packaged foods, macaroni and pastas. It's used in cheeses as an emulsifier, meat products, canned sauces, Jell-O, evaporated milk and chocolate. Disodium phosphate is as buffering agent that helps maintain pH or acidity of product.It can help regulate the acidity of food, thickener, stabilizer and maintain it at proper moisture level. Disodium phosphate helps keep oil-based and water-based ingredients.