Acidity Regulator (INS330) also known as Citric acid, is the most widely used additive which is chemically produced. This manufactured citric acid is different from what is found naturally in citrus fruits. It is prepared by fermentation of molasses with the mould Aspergillus niger. Acidity Regulator (INS330) acts as a pH control agent in the food industry. It prevents fruits from turning brown, it is also used as an acidulant in the production of beer and jam. Acidity Regulator (INS330) stabilises sweets and confectionery, thus preventing crystallisation of sugar. It is also added to medicines to stabilize and preserve the ingredients and enhance or mask the taste of chewable and syrup-based medications. Acidity Regulator (INS330) is crystalline in nature and is colourless.
Acidity Regulator (INS330) is available in grocery stores, in small shakers or packets, labelled as "sour salt" or as "citric acid". Choose sealed packages, within the expiry period and ideally choose a reputed manufacturer.
Acidity Regulator (INS330) when taken in large amounts can cause teeth erosion.(2) People can be allergic to citric acid. seek emergency medical help if any allergic symptoms occur while taking citric acid like hives, difficulty in breathing, swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat.(3) Acidity Regulator (INS330) when comes in contact with the skin for long periods of time, it can cause stinging, swelling, or hives. It will cause a burning sensation if it gets in your eyes. If this happens, flush them well with water.(4)
Myth : It does not cause cancer.
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