A phosphate (PO3− 4) is an inorganic chemical and a salt-forming anion of phosphoric acid. In organic chemistry, a phosphate , or organophosphate, is an ester of phosphoric acid. Of the various phosphoric acids and phosphates , organic phosphates are important in biochemistry and biogeochemistry, also called ecology, . An example of a phosphate is sodium phosphate. Phosphates are important in biochemistry.

Three different types of phosphates are known. Organic phosphates are important in biochemistry, biogeochemistry and ecology. In biological systems, phosphorus is found as a free phosphate.

In your body, phosphorus is present in your genes, . Phosphorus is present naturally in foo water and even human bodies. In the body, almost all phosphorus is combined with oxygen, forming phosphate. A phosphate blood test can diagnose everything from calcium deficiencies to kidney failure. Foods high in phosphate include dairy products, whole grain cereals, nuts, and certain meats. Monocalcium phosphate acts as a restorative to the mineral deficiency (phosphorous and calcium) in the diet of cattle.

They facilitate the metabolism of livestock and poultry, strengthening their . To treat or coat with a phosphate or with phosphoric acid . Along with sodium, that common nutrition and health scapegoat, there was a group of ingredients I flagged that the producers had never heard of before: phosphate additives. Nucleotides can have one, two, or three phosphate groups. When phosphate is added to a nucleoside, . Plants also need phosphate for the transfer of genetic code, seed development and all energy reactions.

The sources are finite and mining and processing of the ore is an energy intensive and polluting process. Furthermore, sources of phosphate rock in the world are limited to a few countries and Europe is fully dependent on import of this .