Citric acid is a organic acid that occurs naturally in citrus fruits. Fruits like limes and lemons have naturally high levels.
Citric acid used to solely be produced from citrus fruits until 1917 when a process was developed to produce citric acid from sugar. This is still the most common way citric acid is produced today.
Citric acid is a common additive for food products and is classified under the E number of E330.
Citric acid is used as a flavoring and preservative in food and beverages, especially soft drinks. It can also be used as a emulsifying agent.
CAS Number : 77-92-9
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