Citric Acid

Citric acid is a highly versatile organic acidulant used in a variety of applications. Citric acid is the most widely used organic acid in producing food, beverages (primarily as a preservative and flavor enhancer), and pharmaceuticals.

Food manufacturers use citric acid to add a sour taste to foods and beverages.  Customers use citric acid in many technical applications due to its ability as a sequestering agent for pharmaceuticals, home and personal care, detergents, and cleaning.

Northstar’s Citric Acid Products

Northstar provides citric acid typically as a 50% solution. Other strengths are available as well as custom blends.

Northstar offers citric acid in bulk and mini-bulk.

Please contact us to discuss your needs or to get additional info on our Mini-Bulk Tank Loan Program for this product.

Citric Acid Functions:

  • Acidulant
  • Buffering agent
  • pH control agent
  • Improves taste
  • Increases tartness
  • Chelating agent for metal ions
  • Provides organic acidity
  • Synergist for antioxidants
  • Preservative
  • Chemical manufacturing

Industries Use Citric Acid for These Applications:

  • Beverage industry for enhancing flavor and texture
  • Beer and wine industry for adjusting pH
  • Food industry for buffering pH
  • Confectionary applications for adding sweetness and tartness
  • Dairy industry in cheese production and processing for stabilizing emulsions
  • Industrial companies in manufacturing chemicals, for membrane cleaning, and as a cleaner for limescale and RO CIP
  • Agriculture companies in making animal feed, fertilizers, and algicides
  • Agriculture producers for enhancing plant growth, photosynthesis, and phytoextraction
  • Municipal and industrial RO membrane cleaning
  • Resin manufacturers as an ingredient in glue
  • Personal care industry serving as an antioxidant
  • Pharmaceutical manufacturers in making products, for CIP, preservative, pH control, and as a chelating agent
  • Oil and gas companies for acidizing and cementing oil wells
  • Chemical ingredients for making products like sodium and potassium citrate

Northstar’s Citric Acid:

Northstar Chemical 50% Organic Citric Acid Solution and Northstar Chemical 55% Organic Citric Acid Solution are OMRI Listed for use in organic production.

The citric acid provided by Northstar Chemical meets the following certifications:

FCC Grade, Food Grade, Kosher, Halal, non-GMO, GRAS, NSF, and Technical Grade

For more information, visit our certifications & listings page.