Citric Acid

Citric acid is a highly versatile acidulant for use in a variety of applications.

Introduction to Citric Acid
Also known as
Acidulant; sour salt; tricarboxylic acid; acidifier; flavouring; chelating agent

Citric acid is an organic acid, common to all living things, and is produced commercially through fermentation. Citric acid is the most widely used organic acid in foods, beverages, pharmaceuticals and technical applications. It can be used to add a ‘sour’ taste to products in your food and beverage portfolio.

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Citric Acid is available globally

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Citric Acid application areas

Citric acid is an excellent buffer, enabling your systems to maintain a stable pH while imparting a sour flavour.

Use as a pH control agent in your beverage portfolio. Citric acid can improve taste or be used to create a distinct sour flavour.

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Improve taste and increase tart flavours to your soft sweets and hard confectionery.

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Use to buffer pH, improve taste and provide acidity levels in products. Citric acid can be added to chelate metal ions and acts as a synergist for antioxidants.

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Citric acid can be used in a range of personal care, cosmetics and pharmaceutical products. Add to buffer pH, improve taste, provide acidity, chelate metal ions, and act as a synergist for antioxidants.

Add to buffer pH, provide acidity, and chelate metal ions.

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