Important functional benefits across a range of products

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Finishing Touch on Flavor, Stability and Moisture

Citric acid and citrates provide functional benefits—from flavor enhancement to shelf life extension and more—across numerous product categories.

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ADM’s portfolio of acidulants offers competitive material from a trusted partner and integration into our unparalleled supply chain. Leverage our best-in-class technical expertise for formulation across food, beverage and even industrial applications.

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Citric Acid

Also known as “nature’s acidulant,” citric acid provides clean, bright and refreshing tartness—and is a hard-working multi-tasker with high solubility.

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Potassium Citrate

Preserve the benefits of products—keep your food fresher for longer, while also providing balanced flavor and sodium reduction.

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Sodium Citrate

Proven to increase quality and taste by reducing acidity, this emulsifying salt is odorless and supports many functionalities across complex foods.

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Why Are Citrates the Finishing Touch?

Acidulants provide a wide range of benefits to your processes, while creating fresh, high-performing food and beverage products. Some functional benefits include:

  • Acidity (pH) control
  • Process tolerance
  • High solubility
  • Flavor enhancement
  • Preservation
  • Microbial control
  • Moisture regulation
  • Chelation capabilities
  • Emulsification
  • Extrusion
  • Protects from off-flavor and off-odors
  • Color stability
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Increase Quality and Flavor in Many Applications

The ADM citric acid portfolio leverages deep expertise, mastery of market risk management and our unparalleled global supply chain and logistics to bring you quality ingredients ideal for numerous product categories.

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Driven by demand for enhanced flavor and convenience, acidulants play a larger role in ready-to-drink beverages—alcoholic and non-alcoholic.

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Confection & Supplements

Extend shelf life and minimize growth of microorganisms in gelatins for gummy confectionaries and supplements.

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Dairy & Cheese Alt

Our acidulants enhance texture and mouthfeel in plant-based dairy including the appearance of cheese slices.

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Meat Alt

Increase the water-holding capacity of processed meats with emulsifying salt ingredients, such as our citrates.

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Improve solubility in quick-dissolving, water-sensitive solutions such as detergents and other household cleaners.

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Acidulants provide high solubility for pharmaceuticals such as sleep aids, cough medicines and powdered supplements, and water-sensitive application powders for instant drinks.