Acidulants

  • Adipic Acid

    Adipic acid, also known as hexanedioic acid, is produced from a mixture of cyclohexanol and cyclohexanone with air or nitric acid. .  Adipic acid is naturally found in beets and sugar cane.   Adipic acid is commonly added as the main acid in bottled drinks, giving them a bubbly fizz.  It is also adds a tart flavor to fruit juice and gelatin.  The organic acid is used in many powdered food and drink mixes to provide a sweet flavor.  Along with adding tartness, Adipic acid allows jam, gelatin and jelly to jiggle but still hold their shape.    Adipic acid adds texture to some types of cheese and can serve as a leavening agent in baking powder, cake mixes and baked goods.   Food oil manufacturers add Adipic acid to their edible oils in order to prolong the time it takes for bottled oils to become rancid.    When used as a food acidulant in products, acidic acid is clearly identified in the ingredient list by its name or food additive number 355.

    Packaging:  50 lb. bags, 2,000 lbs. super sacks

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  • Citric Acid

    Citric acid is a natural preservative which is present in citrus fruits.  The dominant use of citric acid is as a flavoring and preservative in food and beverages, especially soft drinks and/or to be used as an additive to add acidic or sour taste to foods and drinks.  Citric acid can be added to ice cream as an emulsifying agent to keep fats from separating, to caramel to prevent sucrose crystallization or in recipes in place of fresh lemon juice.

    Packaging: 50 lb. bag.

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  • Fumaric Acid

    Fumaric acid is a common food acidulant included in many processed foods to keep them stable and to add tartness. Fumaric acid occurs naturally in fumitory, bolete mushrooms, lichen and Iceland moss.  As an additive, Fumaric acid is produced synthetically, mainly from malic acid from apples.  Fumaric acid is included in many dairy-based products such as chocolate milk, cocoa, eggnog, condensed milk, milk and cream powders or substitutes and yogurts.  Fumaric acid is added to cheese products, including processed cheese.  In addition, baked foods, sweet confections such as candy, snack foods, breakfast cereals and starch based desserts, processed meats and spreads as well as an additive to alcoholic beverages such as spirits, beer, hard cider, wine and wine coolers may use Fumaric acid.

    Packaging:  25 kg bags and super sacks

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  • Malic Acid

    Also known as hydroxysuccinic acid or apple acid, Malic Acid gives a pleasantly sour tartness when added to food products.   Malic acid is used as a flavor enhancer for many drinks and candies. It is especially common in diet sodas, artificially sweetened drinks and candies such as gum and gummy type sweets.

    Packaging:  50 lb. bag

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  • Tartaric Acid, USP/FCC

    Used as a flavoring providing tartness, pH adjustment for wines, the production of cream of tartar, effervescent beverages, baking powder, fruit esters and as an acidulant in foods.

    Packaging:  25 kg bag, 25 kg drum, 1000 kg super-sack.

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