Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Citric Acid

A water-soluble weak tribasic acid, (a water soluble acid), found in many fruits, esp citrus fruits, and used in pharmaceuticals and as a flavouring (E330). It is extracted from citrus fruits or made by fermenting molasses and is an intermediate in carbohydrate metabolism.


Citric acid adds a tart taste to foods and prevents spoiling.


The worst information I'm finding about this is that if you have a problem swallowing pills, you shouldn't take it in pill form.  And that it's used as an organic pesticide at times.  But mainly, this is an organic compound.



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