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Citric Acid

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Food/pharmaceutical grade citric acid, a naturally occurring weak organic acid commonly found in lemons, oranges, limes and other citrus fruit. Citric acid is also produced as a by product of the citric acid cycle during metabolism in living organisms. Its also a natural preservative and added to food producing an acidic or sour taste. Green Credentials Vegetarian Plastic Free No animal testing Eco-Friendly Suitable for Septic Tanks Phthalate Free Triclosan Free Ingredients100% Citric acid (E330) - Food / Pharmaceutical Grade Storage

Store in a cool, dry place away from moisture.

Uses

Food Additive:

Citric Acid is used throughout the food industry for many purposes. Citric Acid's main use is as a flavouring and a preservative due to its reasonably low pH, making it quite acidic. It can be used as an alternative to fresh lemon juice to give a citrus taste and is often used in soft drinks. 

De-scaler:

Citric Acid is an excellent chelating agent which helps bind metals. It can be used to removed scale / lime-scale from kettles, boilers and evaporators.

Bath Bombs:

Citric Acid can be used with Sodium Bicarbonate to produce an effervescent compound forming the basis for any bath bomb.

Cosmetics:

Citric Acid is used as a pH adjusting agent in cream and gels. Citric Acid is an alpha hydroxy acid and is the active ingredient in most chemical peels. Citric Acid is one of the active ingredients in the production of some antiviral tissues.

Photography:

Citric Acid is often used as a lower-odour stop bath when developing photographic film. Photography film developing solutions are alkaline and the acidic quality of Citric Acid neutralises and stops development of the film.