· Plays an important role in reducing the acidity in packaged foods. · A major ingredient in some of the best baking powder to increase the height and fullness of baked foods. · It is notoriously known to help keep meat fresh and seafood products. · TSP is also known to serve as a thickening agent in foods. · It is used in soda to prevent the color from changing. · It equally helps keep the oil and liquid mixture together in cheese products due to its viscous properties.