Citric acid is a compound found in every organism because it is part of the key metabolic pathways in all body cells. Large concentrations are found in citrus fruits, kiwi, strawberries and many other fruits. It is commercially prepared by fermenting molasses with Aspergillus niger.
Functions and characteristics:
Citric acid has many functions-it can enhance the activity of many antioxidants, but it is not an antioxidant by itself. It is mainly used as an acidity regulator and aromatic compound. It increases the gel strength of jams and reduces enzymatic browning in fruits and fruit products.
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Acceptable daily intake:
Citric acid is a normal component of human cells and will be degraded and utilized by the body without side effects. Pseudo-allergic reactions (intolerance) have been reported, but they are very rare. People with this intolerance should also avoid all soft fruits and berries and their products. It does not cause cancer (see question below).
Control your diet:
Citric acid and citrate are generally available for all religious groups, vegans and vegetarians. Citric acid does not cause allergic reactions in people who are allergic to oranges and citrus fruits because it is made from sugar instead of fruit.