Applications and Uses of Sodium Citrate

Sodium Citrate E331(i) is the sodium salt of citric acid in food application used as flavors, stabilizing agent, buffering agent, chelating agent, nutritional supplement of butter milk, emulsifying agent and flavoring agent in food and beverage industry;Sodium Citrate E331(i) can be used as anti-blood clotting, apophlegmatisant and diuretics in pharmaceutical industry; it can replace sodium tripolyphosphate as a non-toxic detergent additives in detergent industry;Sodium Citrate E331(i) can also be used in brewing, injection, photography drugs and electroplating etc.

Sodium Citrate E331(i) used in Food, Beverage, Pharmaceutical, Health & Personal care products, Agriculture/Animal Feed/Poultry.

Sodium Citrate E331(i) uses as follows:

Sodium Citrate

In Food

Sodium citrate E331(i) used for culinary purposes comprises of three salts: monosodium citrate, disodium citrate and Trisodium citrate. Sodium citrate is commonly known as sodium citrate E331. It is used as an antioxidant, and food additive for flavor, while enhancing the quality and stability of foods and as a preservative. Sodium citrate used in food such as in Soy Products Bakery Flavors, Table Top Product Dairy Confectionery, Fruits, Vegetables Meat, Seafood , Cereals, Snacks Desserts, Ice Cream Ready Meals, Instant Food, Fruit Preparations, Sweet Spreads Baby Food, Infant Formula, Sauces, Dressings, Seasoning.

In Beverage

Sodium Citrate E331(i) is used as acidity regulator in drinks such as in Alcoholic Beverages Carbonated Soft Drinks, Instant Drinks, Syrups, Juice Drinks, Tea and Coffee, Sports and Energy Drinks

In Pharmaceutical

Sodium citrate E331(i) can be used in pharmaceutical to help lessen the acidity levels in the urine. Sodium citrate E331 is also used before general anaesthesia to prevent inhalation of stomach acid.

In Health & Personal care products

Sodium citrate E331(i) may be used in all types of cosmetic products, including baby products, make-up, lipstick, bath products, soaps and detergents, hair dyes and colors, and hair and skin care products.

In Agriculture/Animal Feed/Poultry


In Other Industries

Sodium Citrate E331(i) is also used as Adhesives, Sealants, Agrochemicals, Fertilizers, Construction, Fine Chemicals, Inks, Paints, Coatings, Metal Surface Treatment, Oil Drilling Ore Mining and Refining, Paper, Plastics, Polymers, Textile, Leather

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