Citric acid is a naturally occurring fruit acid, produced commercially by microbial fermentation of a carbohydrate substrate. Citric acid is the most widely used organic acid and pH-control agent in foods, beverages, pharmaceuticals and technical applications.
Citric acid monohydrate occurs as colourless crystals or as white, crystalline powder with a strongly acidic taste. It is efflorescent in dry air, very soluble in water, freely soluble in ethanol (96 %) and sparingly soluble in ether.
Citric acid monohydrate is non-toxic and has a low reactivity. It is chemically stable if stored at ambient temperatures. Citric acid monohydrate is fully biodegradable and can be disposed of with regular waste or sewage.
Citric Acid Monohydrate E330 is widely used as organic acid and pH-control agent, flavoring and preservative in food production in candy, cookies, biscuits, canned fruits, jams, and jellies, Baby Food, Infant Formula, Bakery, Cereals, Snacks, Confectionery, Dairy, Desserts, Ice Cream, Meat, Seafood, Ready Meals, Instant Food, Sauces, Dressings, Seasonings.
Citric Acid Monohydrate E330 can be used as acidity regulator and antioxidant in beverage such as in Alcoholic Beverages, Carbonated Soft Drinks, Instant Drinks, Syrups, Juice Drinks, RTD Tea and Coffee, Sports and Energy Drinks, Waters
Citric Acid Monohydrate E330 can be used as thrombin inhibitor and fungicide in Pharmaceutical.
In Health and Personal care
Citric Acid E330 is used in cosmetics and personal care products as a preservative and to adjust the ph balance. Citric acid is also one of a group of ingredients known as alpha hydroxy acids that are used as the active ingredients in chemical skin peels. citric acid was used in almost every category of cosmetic product with over 10,000 reported uses. Citric Acid can be used in baby products, make-up, lipstick, bath products, soaps and detergents, hair dyes and colors, and hair and skin care products.
In Agriculture/Animal Feed/Poultry
Citric Acid Monohydrate E330 can be used as antioxidant and ph regulator in Agriculture/Animal Feed/Poultry feed such as in broiler feed, chicken feed.