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Citric acid

Citric acid is a weak organic acid, and it is a natural preservative. It is also used to add an acidic, or sour, taste to foods and soft drinks. Citric acid has been used as an additive to soft drinks, beer, and seltzer, and occurs naturally in many juices. As a food additive, citric acid is used as a flavoring and preservative in food and beverages, especially soft drinks. The Citric Acid we use comes from the fermentation of crude fruit sugars, therefore a natural byproduct.

Citric acid exists in greater than trace amounts in a variety of fruits and vegetables, most notably citrus fruits. Lemons and limes have particularly high concentrations of the acid; it can constitute as much as 8% of the dry weight of these fruits, about 47 grams per littre of juice).

Citric acid is used as a key ingredient in the making of Bath Bombs. In combination with Backing soda, and in the presence of water, carbon dioxide is created which appears as gentle fizzing.

Because it is one of the stronger edible acids, the dominant use of citric acid is as a flavoring and preservative in food & cosmetics. Citric acid is widely used as an acidulant in creams, gels, and liquids of all kinds.

Find Citric Acid in the following BVO Products.


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