Citric Acid is a naturally occurring acid found primarily in several varieties of fruits and vegetables, with citrus fruits such as lemons and limes containing the highest amounts.
- Commonly used as a flavoring agent because it has a pleasant citrus flavor that works well in soft drinks
- Used as a food additive because it is an effective organic preservative, and is often used in canning, drying, and freezing.
- An ingredient that chefs use in many dishes, including an emulsifier for ice creams, ripening agents for mozzarella cheese, and much more.
- Citric Acid is also an essential ingredient in making bath fizzies. The reaction between the citric acid and baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) result in a delightful effervescence when added to water.
- Many all-natural household cleaners, such as kitchen and bathroom sprays, contain a small percentage of citric acid to help clean hard water stains and kitchen messes. The citrusy smell of the acid is pleasant, so it works well as both a cleaner and a deodorizer.
- Can be useful in cleaning buildup on food contact surfaces, and discouraging the buildup of lime scale.
- Often used to clean and passivate stainless steel and copper stills, and can help dissolve minerals.
California Proposition 65
Consuming this product can expose you to lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/food.