Uses of Citric Acid Monohydrate

Citric acid monohydrate is an organic compound with molecular formula C6H10O8, mainly used in food and beverage industry as acidulant, flavoring agent and preservative, freshness preservative. It is also used as antioxidant, plasticizer and detergent in chemical industry, cosmetic industry and laundry industry.

How to use citric acid monohydrate

1、Used in food industry because citric acid has mild and refreshing acidity, it is commonly used in the manufacture of various beverages, soft drinks, wine, candy, snacks, cookies, canned juice, dairy products and other foods.
2、It is used in livestock production. Adding citric acid in piglet feed can wean the piglets earlier, improve feed utilization rate by 5%~10%, and increase the litter size of sows. Adding 1%~2% citric acid in growing fattening pig diet can improve daily weight gain, reduce meat ratio, improve protein digestibility, reduce back fat thickness and improve meat quality and carcass characteristics.
3、Used for sterilization Citric acid and 80℃ temperature combined action has good effect of killing bacterial spores, and can effectively kill the bacterial spores contaminated in the hemodialysis machine line.