Citric Acid

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Citric acid is a weak organic acid naturally found in citrus fruits like lemons and oranges, it is odourless with a strong acidic taste. Direct Chems provides USP / BP Food Grade Citric acid which is suitable for consumption. It has a wide range of uses in food production as it is a flavour enhancer, preservative, and helps facilitate the ripening process.

Halal and kosher approved.

Please note- Packed in a warehouse where soy wax is handled.

Storage - Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area.

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1 KG

Packaging - Resealable pouch with grip seal and tear notch

Pouch dimensions - 210mmx310mm

Pouch material - 15 mic BOPP/12 mic MET-PET/100 mic PE

1KG (New Packaging)

Packaging - Recyclable, resealable pouch with grip seal and tear notch

Pouch dimensions - 210mmx310mm

Pouch material - PE MDO 25mic/PE-EVOH100mic

5 KG

Packaging - Resealable pouch with grip seal and tear notch

Pouch dimensions - 300mmx500mm

Pouch material - 12 mic PET/100 mic PE + 12 mic PET/100 mic PE

25 KG

Packaging - Plastic bag

Bag dimensions - 340mm x 700mm

Sour bread

For sour bread recipes like sourdough and rye, no more than 1 tablespoon of citric acid can be used in place of salt. This will add to the tanginess and make the bread taste sourer.


Citric acid is also known as ‘sour salt’, it can be added to lemonade to enhance the flavour. As we know, adding salt to any dish, even desserts and sweet foods enhances flavour.

Canning Tomatoes

A 1/2 teaspoon of powdered citric acid can be used for every quart of tomatoes. The citric acid powder can also be sprinkled over finished recipes such as guacamole or raw fruit such as apples, to maintain colour.

Making Cheese

When producing cheese like ricotta or paneer, citric acid will allow a perfect balance of acidity without the need of additional flavours. Dissolve a 1/2 teaspoon citric acid in 2 tablespoons of water and use in place of lemon juice or vinegar.

Raspberry Jam

Make 250/ 1 jar of delicious jam with no pectin, perfect for toast and cakes. Add 450g of fresh raspberries to a pot and add 225g of sugar, 4g of citric acid and mix! Turn the heat on to medium for 40 mins and let it simmer, make sure to stir every 10 mins. Let it cool and add to jar.

Watch tutorial HERE

Flower vase solution

Make your flowers last longer in a vase.

Watch tutorial HERE

Lemon Raspberry Baked Oats

Mix 1/2 banana, milk, 60g oat flour, 1/3 tsp vanilla extract, 1 tbs sorbitol syrup (Available on DirectChems),1/2 tsp sodium bicarbonate and 1/4 tsp citric acid

Recipe available HERE

Elderflower cordial

The main ingredient is Citric Acid. Our premium quality product is perfect for some delicious, homemade elderflower cordial to start of your summer with family and friends. It's as easy as adding sugar, water, elderflower leaves and citric acid and give it a little mix!

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