E332 - Potassium citrates

Additive: E332 - Potassium citrates


Functions: Sequestrant, Stabilizer

Potassium citrate -also known as tripotassium citrate- is a potassium salt of citric acid with the molecular formula K3C6H5O7. It is a white, hygroscopic crystalline powder. It is odorless with a saline taste. It contains 38.28% potassium by mass. In the monohydrate form it is highly hygroscopic and deliquescent. As a food additive, potassium citrate is used to regulate acidity and is known as E number E332. Medicinally, it may be used to control kidney stones derived from either uric acid or cystine. - Wikipedia

Names: Citrates de potassium, Citrate de potassium, Citrate biacide de potassium, Citrate tripotassique

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