Applications of citric acid

Citric acid (C6H8O7) is a weak organic tricarboxylic acid found in citrus fruits. This organic acid is derived from the Latin word citrus and synthesized by the biochemical reaction in living cell via the Krebs cycle.

It is one of the most important commercially value-added products and its application in food processing industry.

Citric acid is a good preservative and acidic in taste. Citric acid can be easily manufacture and easily soluble. It is used in flavoring agent and increases stability of the fruit.

The acid is an acidulant, preservative, emulsifier, flavorant, sequestrant and buffering agent widely used across many industries especially in food, beverage, pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and cosmetic products.

In beverages (wines/juices/soft drinks/syrups) citric acid main function as an acidulant, used in carbonated and noncarbonated beverages for flavoring and buffering, used in dry powder beverages for flavor and pH control.
Applications of citric acid

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