E330

Definition

Food

  • citric acid, the acid present in citrus and other fruit and in animals, used as an acidifying agent, as an emulsifier, as a flavour enhancer, to increase the effects of preservatives, to inhibit bacterial action, as a buffer and as a sequestrant to protect foods from reaction with metals in e.g. soft drinks, biscuit fillings, jams, dessert mixes and processed cheeses
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