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Citric Acid

Citric Acid, is a commonly used additive in many food and beverage products marketed today. Functionally, this weak food grade acid is highly soluble in water versus other commonly used food grade acids.   Supplied by FBC Industries as a liquid solution, this pre-dissolved form of the product provides many advantages versus its dry (anhydrous) counterpart. Because FBC Industries supplies Citric Acid in a liquid form, it is ideal for beverage applications where it acts as an acidulant and flavor enhancer so that formulators can achieve the proper flavor balance between tart, sour and sweet tastes in non-alcoholic beverages and soft drinks. Citric Acid is used in the wine making process to help achieve the optimal pH for fermentation when seasonal deficiencies produce grapes in nature that are low in acidity. As a ripening agent, Citric Acid is utilized in the initial steps of production for Mozzarella cheese. Citric Acid is also commonly used in jams, jellies, and preserves once again to enhance fruit flavors and aid in gel formation. In household and personal applications, Citric Acid is used anywhere from shampoos to laundry detergents because it’s environmentally friendly and readily biodegradable.

Typical Food & Beverage Applications for Citric Acid
  • Non – Alcoholic Beverages
  • Soft Drinks
  • Wine and Beer production
  • Jams, Jellies, and Preserves
  • Cheese Processing

Sodium Citrate

Sodium Citrate, also known as Trisodium Citrate, is the sodium salt of Citric Acid. Supplied by FBC Industries as a liquid solution, this form of the product provides many advantages versus its dry (anhydrous) counterpart exhibiting many applications from food products to beverages. Sodium Citrate is used in a wide variety of dairy products including pasteurized process cheese where its emulsification properties aid in a more uniform and desirable end product with superior melt-down characteristics. In still and carbonated beverages, Sodium Citrate is used as a pH buffer and flavoring agent to help the finished product be more flavorful and minimize the effects of a harsh or bitter after taste. Preserves, Jams, and Jellies benefit from Sodium Citrates ability to work with Citric Acid as a pH buffering system to ensure the pectin gel achieves maximum firmness. Other food applications for Sodium Citrate include gelatin desserts, coffee whiteners, whipping cream, ice cream, and meats. Sodium Citrate has also been used in industrial applications such as anti-freeze, automotive fluids, and as a phosphate replacement in heavy duty laundry detergents laundry detergents.

Dipotassium Phosphate

Dipotassium Phosphate, also known as DKP, is commonly used in the food industry as a pH adjuster and buffering agent. Supplied by FBC Industries as a liquid solution, this form of the product provides many advantages versus its dry (anhydrous) counterpart exhibiting many applications from food products to beverages. Dipotassium Phosphate liquid can be used in both powder and liquid coffee whiteners. In coffee whiteners DKP acts to prevent feathering as well as preventing fat separation when the creamer is added into hot coffee. Evaporated and Condensed milks as well as Whipped Toppings have benefited from Dipotassium Phosphates’ ability to stabilize protein. Dipotassium Phosphate also acts as a pH buffer in antifreeze and coolant products for automobiles.


Potassium Sorbate

Potassium Sorbate is the Potassium salt of Sorbic Acid. Commonly used as a preservative in the food and beverage industry to help extend the shelf life of a finished product.  Particularly effective in preventing yeast and mold growth, Potassium Sorbate is most effective when used in a finished product which has a pH range of 3.0-6.5. When used in carbonated and still beverages, it is especially effective in systems that contain moderate/high levels of sugar therefore inhibiting yeast growth while in doing so Potassium Sorbate will not alter the flavor of the beverage. In alcoholic beverages such as wine, Potassium Sorbate helps to control secondary fermentation reactions in young wines. In bakery applications, Potassium Sorbate is used either as a direct addition to a batch or as a spray-on for cakes, muffins, and tortillas to help maintain freshness and extend the shelf life.

Typical Food Applications for Potassium Sorbate
  • Non – Alcoholic Beverages
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Sausage and Sausage Casings
  • Cakes, Muffins, and Tortillas
  • Sauces and Salsas