Ammonium citrate

Ammonium citrate (NH4) 3 (C6H5O7) is the ammonium salt of citric acid. It consists of three ammonium ions (NH4) + and the citrate ion (C6H5O7) 3− and forms colorless crystals that dissolve well in water.

In addition to triammonium citrate, there are also monoammonium citrate NH4 (C6H7O7) and diammonium citrate (NH4) 2 (C6H6O7).

Ammonium citrate is approved in the EU as a food additive E 380. It is used as an acidity regulator and color stabilizer in lemonades, jams, canned fruit and vegetables, baked goods, ready-made soups and frozen fish.

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