Citric Acid Monohydrate E330

Citric acid monohydrate, which also goes by the name E330, is essentially a weak acid. It is used in the food industry for pH level stabilization, acidity regulation, and as an antioxidant. It is also used in pharmaceutical and dietary supplements and as a cleaning agent.

After placing an order you will receive a confirmation within 1 working day.


Zniżka ilościowa

Ilość Cena
Zaloguj się, aby zobaczyć ceny


Citric Acid Monohydrate – Product Overview

Citric acid monohydrate is an organic compound from the hydroxycarboxylic acids group. It is manufactured commercially by starch hydrolyzate using mold cultures. Naturally organic citric acid is found in many fruits, particularly lemons, limes, and oranges. It is what gives lemon juice and citrus fruits in general their tart, acidic taste. Citrate acid monohydrate has been produced and used in different industries for many years. Its production volume is still rising as well as the demand.

Citric Acid – most important facts

  • Widely used food additive and flavour
  • Preservative in food production
  • pH level adjuster
  • Emulsifying agent
  • Acidity regulator
  • Antioxidant in beverages and preserves
  • Cosmetic component in cosmetic products
  • Color regulator in the food products
Graph: 9 most important facts about citric acid

Industrial application of the citric aid

Currently, the global production of citric acid is estimated to be more than two million tons yearly. The food industry covers about 70% of the manufactured version of citric acid1, pharmaceutical, and dietary supplements use 20%, and the remaining 10% goes into cleaning agents with usage such as metal finishing, cleaning, and descaling equipment. An interesting fact is that more than 50% of the companies that produce citric acid are located in China.

Citric acid applications

  • The food industry
  • Paper
  • Detergents and cleaning agents
  • Construction products
  • Polymers and plastic products
  • Crude oil refining
  • Paints and warning coatings
Graphics of products made with citric acid

Citric acid in food production

Citric acid is a common food additive. It is a weak acid that is usually added in small amounts and does not have a significant impact on the flavor of the final product. However, powdered citric acid can have a strong scent, so it should be added carefully to avoid overpowering other flavors. Citric acid is used in baked goods, jams, canned fruits and vegetables, sodas, juices, powdered beverages, candies, frozen foods, dairy products, soft drinks, and other processed foods.

Citric acid powder as a preservative in food production

Citric acid helps preserve the color, flavor, and texture of foods. It extends shelf life and prevents the growth of bacteria in canned fruits and vegetables, e.g. toxic-producing Clostridium botulinum bacterium that causes a rare, but serious, illness of botulism. Citric acid is also used to prevent bacteria growth in dairy products.

Citric acid powder as a flavoring and additive