Uses: Monosodium, Disodium and Trisodium Citrates typical products include gelatine products, ice cream, wine, carbonated beverages, sweets, jams, evaporated and condensed milk, tinned vegetables, milk powder, processed cheeses.
Sodium Citrate is added to cigarette paper as a burn accelerant, to prevent the cigarette from extinguishing when left unpuffed and is also an ingredient in shampoo.
Sodium Citrates can affect the calcium balance by removing the ions in the body.
Description: Monosodium, Disodium and Trisodium Citrates are sodium salts of citric acid, E330, and are used as an antioxidants in food as well as to improve the effects of other antioxidants.
They are also used as acidity regulators and sequestrants.
Citric acid, naturally derived from citrus fruit, although commercial synthesis is by fermentation of sugar beet molasses or corn based starch.
It is then treated with sulphuric acid which produces citric acid and calcium sulphate as a by product. It can also be extracted using solvent, probably hexane, which would become highly toxic through long term use.