Uses: Triammonium Citrate is used in chocolate confectionery, cheese spreads, etc. Can also be found in acrylic emulsion paints and is used to remove varnish. Low levels are also fed to chickens
May interfere with liver and pancreas function. Damages tooth enamel. Most citric acid is produced from corn, which can be genetically modified, manufacturers do not always take out the protein which can be hydrolysed and create MSG (621) causing reactions in MSG-sensitive people.
Description: Triammonium Citrate is an ammonium salt of citric acid E330, and is used as an acidity regulator, buffer and emulsifier.
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 sulphateas a by product. It can also be extracted using solvent, probably hexane, which would become highly toxic through long term use.