Sodium citrate is colorless or white crystal and crystalline powder. It is inodorous and taste salt, cool. It will loss crystal water at 150° C and decompose at more high temperature. It dissolves in ethanol.
Sodium citrate is used to enhance flavor and maintain stability of active ingredients in food and beverage in detergent industry, it can replace Sodium tripolyphosphate as a kind of safe detergent it can aloe be used in fermentation, injection, photography and metal plating.
Sodium citrate is used in refreshing drinks to alleviate sourness and improve taste. Adding this product to brewing can promote saccharification, and the dosage is about 0.3%. In the manufacture of sorbet and ice cream, sodium citrate can be used as an emulsifier and stabilizer in an amount of 0.2% to 0.3%. This product can also be used as a fatty acid-preventing agent for dairy products, a tackifier for processed cheese and fish products, and a sweetness correcting agent for foods.
Sodium citrate has a variety of excellent properties as described above, making it a very versatile use. Sodium citrate is non-toxic, has pH-adjusting properties and good stability, so it can be used in the food industry. Sodium citrate is used as a food additive and has the largest demand. It is mainly used as a flavoring agent, a buffering agent, an emulsifier, a swelling agent, a stabilizer and a preservative. In addition, sodium citrate is compatible with citric acid and used as a variety of jams. Gelling agents, nutritional supplements and flavoring agents for jelly, fruit juices, beverages, cold drinks, dairy products and pastries.
|CHARACTERISTIC||WHITE CRYSTAL POWDERS|
|APPEARANCE OF SOLUTION||PASS TEST|
|LOSS ON DRYING||11.00-13.00%|
|HEAVY METALS||NOT MORE THAN 5PPM|
|OXALATES||NOT MORE THAN 100PPM|
|CHLORIDES||NOT MORE THAN 50PPM|
|SULPHATES||NOT MORE THAN 150PPM|
|PH VALUE (5% AQUEOUS SOLUTION)||7.5-9.0|
|READILY CARBONISABLE SUBSTANCES||PASS TEST|
|ARSENIC||NOT MORE THAN 1PPM|
|LEAD||NOT MORE THAN 1PPM|
|MERCURY||NOT MORE THAN 1PPM|
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