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Citric Acid

What is Citric Acid?

Citric acid is a naturally sourced ingredient used in foods as a preservative or flavor. Citric acid is from many different fruits and vegetables such as lemons, limes and oranges.

History

Citric acid was discovered in 1784 by Carl Wilhelm, a Swedish Chemist. Historically the use of citric acid in modern day food has grown about 5 percent every year. [1]

Source(s) Derived From
Plant Sources
Plant

Natural or Artificial?
Natural
References
Aliases
This ingredient is tagged with the following aliases:

Citric Acid Anhydrous
Natural Citric Acid
Naturally Derived Citric Acid

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