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Sodium Citrate

Alternate Names

Monosodium Citrate, Disodium Citrate, Trisodium Citrate

Description

Sodium Citrate is used as a food additive known for its sour, salty taste (it actually gives club soda that sour and salty flavor). As a food additive, it is usually used as a flavor or a preservative. In, milk products (cheese, cream, ice cream, processed cheese) it acts to allow water and oil to mix together

Sodium Citrate - Quick Stats
Names

Monosodium Citrate, Disodium Citrate, Trisodium Citrate

Allergy Information

Uses

Emulsifier, Sequestrant, Buffer

E-Number

E331

Additional Information



Found In

Infant formula, cottage cheese, ice cream, evaporated milk, jams, preserves, fruit jellies, dairy-based drinks, condensed milk, cheese, margarine, processed fruit, breakfast cereals, soybean products, processed meats, vinegar, sauces, soups, condiments, alcoholic beverages, cream, frozen fruit drinks, preserves, jams, club soda

Possible Health Effects

Because it is a salt, sodium-sensitive individuals should beware of their intake of foods containing this ingredient. For some prescription drugs, it can make them less effective or more toxic.

Allergy Information

Contains Sodium (those on sodium restricted diets should limit)

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Copyright December 15, 2012 Be Food Smart, Updated 3/12/13




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