Our citric acid is derived from 100% pure anhydrous citric acid from sugar cane or cassava. The crystallization occurs by a submerged fermentation process. It is chiefly used to help extend a product’s shelf life, in retaining a product’s texture and guarding against appearance loss. It is also a fabulous base ingredient in bath fizzies and scrubbing salts. Blends easily and fluidly without creating a gritty feeling to the final product.
The particular variety of citric acid offered by Mountain Rose Herbs is Non-GMO Project verified, USP grade, and is soluble in water and alcohol. USP grade signifies that it has been certified by the United States Pharmacopeia, which ensures that products are the appropriate identity as well as strength, quality, purity, and consistency. Citric acid is a very useful and effective preservative, obtained from naturally occurring organic acids. It exists in many different fruits and vegetables but is especially concentrated in lemons and limes. Citric acid is present in almost every life form, it is consequently easily metabolized and eliminated from the body.
Citric acid is used extensively in the food, beverage, cosmetic, and pharmaceutical industries.