Citric Acid, Sour Salt

Citric Acid, also known as Sour Salt, is made up of fine crystals that give foods a puckery tartness, similar to lemons. It’s commonly used to replace salt; although it does not taste salty, it has a similar stimulating effect on the tongue.


The most common use for this spice is in canning, where the added acidity helps preserve food and prevent discoloration. It’s also a key ingredient in homemade lemonade mixes and some beauty products.

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