Citric Acid

Description & Facts

Citric Acid is used extensively in the food industry as a preservative/conservative and is also used to add an acidic/sour taste to foods and soft drinks.
 
Ingredients: Citric Acid.
 

Use citric acid in place of lemon juice:


Although its flavor is slightly less complex than the flavor of a lemon, citric acid can be substituted literally anywhere lemon juice is used. An easy use of citric acid is to use it in place of lemon juice in homemade lemonade! Dissolve one teaspoon of citric acid and sugar and adjust to taste in a glass of water.


Keep fresh fruits from browning with citric acid:


Use citric acid on cut fresh fruit and when making homemade canned goods instead of lemon juice. The acid has the same effect as lemons in preventing fresh fruit from browning and regulates the pH level in canned goods to prevent bacteria growth. You can even add citric acid to marinades, homemade jams, and more!


Add sourness to sweets:


When you're making homemade candy, finish it off with a coating of citric acid for the classic mouth puckering sourness. Or add it to soft drinks for a seriously lemony-lime soda.



Category: Powder, Sweetener

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