Cargill’s citric acid — available as a liquid or anhydrous product — is an odorless food additive with a tart, acidic taste. Our anhydrous citric acid is a translucent white crystal which is slightly hygroscopic and melts at 307°F.
Citric acid is used in a broad array of applications, including foods and beverages (primarily as an acidulant, preservative and flavor enhancer), pharmaceuticals, household detergents and cosmetics.
Citric Acid Functions
- Provides tartness, modifies sweetness, enhances flavors
- Adjusts pH, acts as a mild preservative
- Offers buffering and is a sequestrant
Citric Acid Applications
CFR Citation: 21CFR184.1033
Some Cargill products are only approved for use in certain geographies, end uses, and/or at certain usage levels. It is the customer's responsibility to determine, for a particular geography, that (i) the Cargill product, its use and usage levels, (ii) the customer's product and its use, and (iii) any claims made about the customer's product, all comply with applicable laws and regulations.