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Citric Acid

Citric Acid

(Anhydrous, liquid)

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Citric acid occurs in citrus fruits like lemons, limes and oranges, and is produced commercially via fermentation. Cargill research shows that citric acid has a positive net health perception and purchase influence.**

** Cargill IngredienTracker™ research, 2023.

Citric acid functions

  • Provides tartness, modifies sweetness, enhances flavors
  • Adjusts pH, acts as a mild preservative
  • Offers buffering and is a sequestrant


  • Beverages
  • Beverages - Alcoholic
  • Dairy:  Processed Cheese
  • Fruits & Vegetables:  Jams & Jellies, Preserves
  • Meat & Fish
  • Other

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Citric Acid & Citric Salts | Food Ingredient Solutions | Cargill

Cargill nature-derived citric acid and its salts, sodium citrate and potassium citrate, are familiar ingredients that combine label-friendly acceptance with robust functionality.

Citric Acid Ingredients | Supplier

Naturally occurring in citrus fruits and living organisms, citric acid is a label-friendly powerhouse of flavor, preservation, stabilization and more…sustainably made via fermentation.

Acidulants Ingredient Supplier | Cargill Food and Beverage Ingredients

Citric acid occurs in citrus fruits like lemons, limes and oranges. Today, it is produced cost-effectively for food processing needs via fermentation. 



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