Product: Citric Acid
Other Names: C6H8O7, Sour Salt & Sodium Citrate.
Description: Our Citric Acid is soluble in water and alcohol and can be used in culinary and cosmetic recipes. Citric acid is used as a natural preservative, in bread making for making breads such as sour dough and as an ingredient to give food and drinks a citrusy taste.
Interesting Fact: Did you know citric acid is used in the food industry as a souring agent? Some confectionary such as Sour Apples and Sour Cherries are dusted with powdered citric acid to give them an additional sourness which makes the mouth pucker and feel dry. Citric acid is found naturally in fruits in particular citrus fruits but it can also be found in strawberries, cranberries, tomatoes, lettuce and cayenne peppers albeit in low quantities.
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SUGGESTED USECitric Acid is used in the food industry as an emulsifying and binding agent, and as a preservative, in baking to improve the texture of breads and cakes; it is also used as a substitute for fresh lemon. In the pharmaceutical industry it is often mixed with sodium bicarbonate to create an effervescent effect for making fizzy vitamin tablets and used for its astringency and acidity. Citric Acid is used in the cosmetic industry to make skin peel formulas, as a stabiliser for cosmetics and to make effervescent products such as bath bombs. It can be added to homemade lotions, creams, salves, soaps and balms for the skin.
Shelf life of two years provided that goods are stored in an airtight container in ambient conditions.
All culinary orders placed by 11am will be dispatched the same day (excluding weekends).*
For all other orders, please allow 2 working days for your order to be packed and dispatched. For large orders (over 15 items) please allow 1-2 days extra.
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* Only applies to fully "culinary" orders and up to a maximum of 10 items per order.