Citric acid is used in everything from soft drinks to desserts for its sour taste. It also controls the acidity of many dishes and keeps some fruits from darkening. Citric acid enhances the activity of many beneficial antioxidants, but is not, itself, an antioxidant. It is currently the most frequently used preservative in the world.
Citric acid helps add flavor to sweets, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages. It is also used to help strengthen the gelatin in jams and slows down the oxidation process in fruits which helps the fruit keep its color longer. It is helpful in cream cheese making and for making ice cream.
Sometimes, citric acid is added to wine, by helping to improve the taste of grapes with low acidity. In beer, citric acid helps to optimize the beer yield because it reduces the sugar loss from the barley as it germinates.
Bulk Pack (1/4 lb through 5 lb) – packed in a clear plastic food-grade zip lock bag
25 LB Bulk Pack – packed in a food-grade liner inside a box
Bottle Pack – packed in one clear, plastic bottle with a screw-on top
Pail Pack – packed in one plastic pail