ingredient information
Diammonium Phosphate
Phosphates are sedimentary rocks, formed from the remains of long-dead organisms. Around 60 to 70 million years ago the Mediterranean and its margins marked the site of a large sea that separated Europe and Asia from Africa. This sea, known as the Tethys, extended across the Middle East and North Africa and was marked by a strong westerly current that flowed across an area that begins in north-west Saudi Arabia and continues through Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco. Together they represent the world’s largest phosphate province, for this current deposited decaying organic remains of plants and animals (mainly plankton) into a sedimentary series containing shales, dolomites, and limestones. Upon diagenesis this ocean organic ooze became phosphorus deposits.