Food citric acid E330

Food citric acid E330
About product
  • Food grade citric acid monohydrate or anhydrous E330
  • Widely used food additive
  • Acidity regulator in food production
  • It is used as an antioxidant in beverages and preserves
  • It is used as a flavoring additive and to regulate the color of food products
  • Used in the production of chocolate and confectionery products
  • Food additive used in the production of fruit and vegetable preserves
  • Used in households under the name of citric acid

Citric acid is the trade name for citric acid, which is an organic compound from the group of hydroxy carboxylic acids, obtained by chemical synthesis or by lemon fermentation of purified sugar or starch hydrolyzate using mold cultures. Citric acid is used in the food industry as an additive responsible for a stable pH level, acidity regulator and antioxidant. Citric acid itself - E330 - is not a preservative, but the addition of even a small amount of it significantly lowers the pH, which results in the creation of an acidic environment in which the development time of microorganisms is extended, and vitamins are much better absorbed by the human body. Thanks to such conditions, vitamins and other important ingredients of food products have a longer shelf life. The level of use in products is not defined or limited in any way. It is used, among others, in the production of chocolate and cocoa products, fruit preserves, unprocessed fish, crustaceans, molluscs, as well as in the packaging of freshly ground meat. In cosmetics, its antioxidant properties are used to fight free radicals, which limits damage to skin cells and slows down the aging process.

In addition, citric acid is used in the production processes of:

  • paper,
  • other chemicals,
  • Detergents and cleaning agents,
  • construction products,
  • polymers and plastic products,
  • oil refining,
  • paints and varnish coatings,


colorless crystals

Main component



about 1.8 (50 g/l H20 , 20oC )

Chloride content

≤ 5ppm


1.54 g/cm 3 (20 o C)

Bulk density

about 800-1000 kg/ m3

Hazard statements:
H319 Causes serious eye irritation

Precautionary statements:
P264 Wash hands thoroughly after handling.
P280 Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.
P305+351+338 IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
P337+313 If eye irritation persists: Get medical advice/attention.

Product inquiry
To order, send a product inquiry
Chemical raw materials and intermediates