CITRIC ACID FINE GRANULAR USP FOOD GRADE
Citric Acid fine granular, is a widely used weak organic acid. It is found in a wide array of foods and beverages and in many commercial and industrial processes and technical applications as well. In food, it is popular since it adds a ‘sour’ taste or “ZING” to products, especially candies and confectionaries. Because of the sour taste citric adds to foods and beveragtes it is often called “sour Salt.”
In chemical processes it is used as a weak acid, and to lower pH.
How is citric acid derived and where does it come From?
Citric acid, one of the top chemicals manufactuered in the world, by tonnage, was originally made just from lemon and other citrus juice, but during the 1900s another method and process that was more suited to manufacturing was discovered. This new method also made citric more economical to make. The new method surprisingly comes from fermenting a strain of fungi called Aspergillus niger. The fungi , derived from different sources of carbohydrates, such as molasses and starch based media are fed a diet of sugar, and then as the sucrose is metabolized, citric acid is produced as a by-product. This method is much more economical than using citrus fruits and allows for citric acid powder to be produced on a much larger more economical scale.
CITRIC ACID USES AROUND THE HOME
Around the home citric acid is used in cleaners to help get rid of soap scun and calcium deposits.
Typical Uses of citric acid, both granular and in solution are:
- Beverage,Candy & Confectionary
- Water and wastewater pH adjustments
- Water conditioning
- Pet/Animal Feed
- Oil Well Cementing
- pH Control
The CAS number is 77-92-9
Synonyms: of citric acid are , sour salt, and just “citric”
Appearance: White Crystalline Fine Granular
Formula – C6H8O7
Solubility – Citric acid is easily Soluble in Water
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