Sodium Citrate is the sodium salt of citric acid.
Like citric acid, it has a sour taste. Like other salts, it also has a salty taste. It is commonly known as sour salt and is mainly used as a food additive, usually for flavor or as a preservative.
Sodium citrate is the sodium salt of citric acid. It is white, crystalline powder or white, granular crystals, slightly deliquescent in moist air, freely soluble in water, practically insoluble in alcohol.
Like citric acid, it has a sour taste. From the medical point of view, it is used as alkalinizing agent. It works by neutralizing excess acid in the blood and urine. It has been indicated for the treatment of metabolic acidosis.
Sodium citrate E331(i) used for culinary purposes comprises of three salts: monosodium citrate, disodium citrate and Trisodium citrate. Sodium citrate is commonly known as sodium citrate E331. It is used as an antioxidant, and food additive for flavor, while enhancing the quality and stability of foods and as a preservative. Sodium citrate used in food such as in Soy Products Bakery Flavors, Table Top Product Dairy Confectionery, Fruits, Vegetables Meat, Seafood , Cereals, Snacks Desserts, Ice Cream Ready Meals, Instant Food, Fruit Preparations, Sweet Spreads Baby Food, Infant Formula, Sauces, Dressings, Seasoning.
Sodium Citrate E331(i) is used as acidity regulator in drinks such as in Alcoholic Beverages Carbonated Soft Drinks, Instant Drinks, Syrups, Juice Drinks, Tea and Coffee, Sports and Energy Drinks
Sodium citrate E331(i) can be used in pharmaceutical to help lessen the acidity levels in the urine. Sodium citrate E331 is also used before general anaesthesia to prevent inhalation of stomach acid.
In Health & Personal care products
Sodium citrate E331(i) may be used in all types of cosmetic products, including baby products, make-up, lipstick, bath products, soaps and detergents, hair dyes and colors, and hair and skin care products.
In Other Industries
Sodium Citrate E331(i) is also used as Adhesives, Sealants, Agrochemicals, Fertilizers, Construction, Fine Chemicals, Inks, Paints, Coatings, Metal Surface Treatment, Oil Drilling Ore Mining and Refining, Paper, Plastics, Polymers, Textile, Leather