It is a poweder made from the product of the fermentation of carbohydrates. Citric Acid is used as a flavoring in pharmaceutical products and sweet foods such as sodas and candies as a flavoring.

Where does CITRIC ACID come from?

Citric acid is commonly associated with citric fruits; oranges, lemons, pineapples. But while most citric fruits do contain citric acid, when it is on the label of a product it is most definatly a white poweder that comes from a factory and mass produced from fermented carbohydrates.

How is CITRIC ACID made?

Cultures of Aspergillus niger are fed on sucrose to produce citric acid. After the mold is filtered out of the resulting solution, citric acid is isolated by precipitating it with lime (calcium hydroxide) to yield calcium citrate salt, from which citric acid is regenerated by treatment with sulfuric acid.

Alternatively, citric acid is sometimes isolated from the fermentation broth by extraction with a hydrocarbon solution of the organic base trilaurylamine, followed by re-extraction from the organic solution by water.

More information about CITRIC ACID.

Citric Acid is a colorless, crystalline acid. Its melting point is 153oC. It is found in fruit juices such as lemon, lime, and pineapple.  It is used as a metal cleaner and to reduce pH in canned foods. We found Citric Acid evin in shampoo.



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