Description: Citric Acid Anhydrous
Citric acid is a weak organic acid found in citrus fruits. It is a natural preservative and is also used to add an acidic (sour) taste to foods and soft drinks.
Citric Acid is an organic acid found in beer. It is produced as a result of yeast metabolism and is a key component of the tricarboxylic acid cycle, which is also referred to as the Krebs or citric acid cycle. Although it contributes to the overall acidity of the beer, citric acid has little impact on the overall flavor. It is sometimes added to increase the acidity of some low-alcohol and nonalcoholic beers where incomplete fermentation fails to increase acidity to an appropriate level. Craft brewers and homebrewers have occasionally used additions of citric acid to lend some tartness to Belgian style witbier; although some tartness is traditional, it has historically been the result of lactic bacterial activity. Citric acid has also been used as a cleaning agent, particularly in the removal of “beer-stone” from fermentation vessels.
Ideal for wine making. Imparts a natural, fruity citrus flavour.
Citric acid is a weak organic tricarboxylic acid having the chemical formula C₆H₈O₇. In biochemistry, it is an intermediate in the citric acid cycle, which occurs in the metabolism of all aerobic organisms.
Chemical Formula: C6H8O7
Citric Acid Uses:
Acid buffer for skincare products
More uses for Citric Acid:
Preservative: It has been used most frequently, and for hundreds of years, as a preservative for meat. It increases the acidity of the bacterial environment that may develop, making it difficult for the bacteria to survive.
Marination: Citric acid breaks down proteins found in meats and makes meat tender and soft.
Health: It’s good for skin care, skin color, mineral absorption, throat infections, and kidneys.
Insecticides: Because citric acid destroys bacteria, fungus, mold, and viruses, it is used in insecticides, fungicides, and disinfectants.
Flavouring: Citric acid adds flavor to many foods, drinks and medicines.
Alcohol: When citric acid is used in wines, it eliminates low acidity and improves taste. When used in beers, it reduces sugar loss and helps the process of turning sugar into beer.
What Citric Acid Prevents:
Kidney Stones: It prevents the formation of kidney stones and allows the kidneys to function properly.
Antioxidant: It neutralizes the negative effects of unstable compounds that can build up in the body and lead to cancerous cells.
Skin Care: Citric acid helps the regeneration of skin tissue, helps the skin appear more youthful, and keeps skin clear of breakouts.
Skin Colour: Citric acid prevents the discolouration of skin.
Sore Throat: Gargling a combination of citric acid and water will clear infections from the throat and kill bacteria.