Sodium hexametaphosphate of commerce is typically a mixture of metaphosphates, of which the hexamer is one, and is usually the compound referred to by this name. Such a mixture is more correctly termed sodium polymetaphosphate.
This chemical is used as essential ingredient for breakfast cereal, beverages, dips, cheese, frozen products and synthetic maple syrup.
This chemical is used in fish and meat based sausages for its excellent water holding capacity that reduces the possibility of fat oxidation in food.
Available in white colored granular or powder form
Hygroscopic by nature
Easily dilutes in water
Being hygroscopic, this food grade chemical tends to decompose when exposed to air