Citric Acid


A weak organic acid used as food souring agent and/or preservative, similar to lemon or lime juice

Present in high amounts in citric fruits, like lemons and limes. It's a key substance in the generation of energy through the oxidation of other organic compounds, like fats, proteins and particularly carbohydrates, in all known life forms.


Other names: सजी न फूल3-Hydroxypentanedioic Acid-3-Carboxylic Acid, Sour Salt, Tartri, Saji Na Phool, Hydrogen Citrate, Lemon Crystals
Translations: Citronskābe, Citrinų rūgštis, Acid citric, Limunska kiselina, Acid citric, Kwas cytrynowy, Citroenzuur, साइट्रिक एसिड, Ácido Cítrico, Лимонная кислота, Κιτρικό οξύ, حامض الستريك, 식용 색소 산성, Kyselina citronová, Лимунска киселина, Sitriko acid, 柠檬酸, Àcid cítric, Citronska kislina, Kyselina citrónová, Acido citrico, חומצת לימון, Citronsyra, Asam sitrun, クエン酸, Acide citrique, Zitronensäure, Citronsyre, Sitronsyre, Ácido cítrico, Лимонна кислота, Sitruunahappo, Лимонена киселина

Tasting Notes

Substitutes: Lemon juice, Lime juice

Selecting and Buying

Buying: Pure crystaline citric acid is bottled and sold as a seasoning in many supermarkets, often in the Jewish food section.


Popular in Eastern European Jewish and Indian cooking.



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