Citric Acid

What is Citric Acid?

Citric acid is a naturally and synthetically (see below) sourced ingredient used in foods as a preservative or flavoring.

Synthetic Citric Acid

Citric acid is also produced synthetically using Aspergillus niger, a safe strain of black mold. Synthetic citric acid is much cheaper to produce it this way than to use the natural version. [1]