Citric Acid is a weak organic acid with the formula C6H8O7. It is a natural preservative and is also used to add an acidic or sour taste to foods and soft drinks. Citric Acid is a commodity chemical, and more than a million tonnes are produced every year by fermentation. It is used mainly as an acidifier, as a flavoring, and as a cheating agent.
Citric Acid is also used to control the PH in household cleaners and pharmaceuticals. It can be added to ice cream as an emulsifying agent to keep fats from separating, to caramel to prevent sucrose crystallization, or to recipes in place of fresh lemon juice.
Interesting Fact - The tingling feeling in your throat after you take a big drink of a carbonated beverage, that's Citric Acid.
We are pleased to offer Citric Acid in the following quantities:
- 50% in Drum
- 50% in IBC Tote
- 50% in Bulk Tank Truck
- Pallet Quantities - (40) 50lb Bags
- Truckload Quantities
Anhydrous Citric Acid is a tricarboxylic acid found in citrus fruits. Citric acid is used as an excipient in pharmaceutical preparations due to its antioxidant properties. It maintains stability of active ingredients and is used as a preservative. It is also used as an acidulant to control pH and acts as an anticoagulant by chelating calcium in blood.
Citric acid appears as colorless, odorless crystals with an acid taste. Denser than water. (USCG, 1999)
Citric acid is a tricarboxylic acid that is propane-1,2,3-tricarboxylic acid bearing a hydroxy substituent at position 2. It is an important metabolite in the pathway of all aerobic organisms. It has a role as a food acidity regulator, a chelator, an antimicrobial agent and a fundamental metabolite. It is a conjugate acid of a citrate(1-) and a citrate anion.