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Citric acid, ascorbic acid… how are they made and what are they used for?
By Elaine Watson
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I advise clients to get as much information as they can about their ingredients. There have been lawsuits challenging claims on products containing citric acid[which is found naturally in things like citrus fruits but is often produced commercially via microbial fermentation, and like malic acid, can serve multiple functions in a food product]. There have also been challenges over ascorbic acid. Angel Garganta, Venable