What is Citric Acid Powder?
Found in all citrus fruits, citric acid powder is a natural preservative that works to inhibit mold and bacterial growth in food. This food-grade, fine crystalline powder can be found primarily in lemons, oranges and limes, and was first isolated in 1784 from chemist Carl Wilhelm Scheele.
What is Citric Acid Powder used for?
This versatile powder can be used in a multitude of ways! It is perhaps most popular for its natural preservative properties, reducing spoilage in sprouting, and is often used in the canning, drying or freezing of foods. Many use this powder to help preserve the vitamin C content of food, to hinder bacterial growth in preserves and to prevent discoloration.
That’s not all! This natural substance is also a front runner in many household do-it-yourself tricks. It is a key ingredient in making “bath bombs,” “fizzes,” soaps and other cleaning products. Thanks to citric acid’s natural cleansing properties, it can also be used in your natural homemade household cleaners to help remove tough stains!