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Acidity Regulator (INS330)

Also Known As : Citric acid


Taste Profile

It has a sour or citrus flavor.

Usage Tips

  1. Acidity Regulator (INS 330) is used as a food preservative and added to food and beverages to maintain their pH level.
  2. It is also used to enhance the flavour of food by adding a subtle sour taste.
  3. It can be used in soft drinks, ice creams.
  4. It can also be used in cheese, beer, bath bombs and personal care products. It can be used in infant foods as well.

Common names and forms

  1. Acidifying Agent (330)
  2. Acidifying Agent (INS 330)
  3. Acidity Regulator (330)
  4. Acidity Regulator (Citric Acid)
  5. Acidity regulator (INS 300)
  6. Acidity Regulator Citric Acid (INS 330)
  7. Acidulant (330)
  8. Citric Acid (330)
  9. Citric Acid (INS 330)
  10. Food Acids (INS 330)
  11. Permitted Acid (INS 330)
  12. Permitted Acidity Regulator (INS330)


 Acidity Regulator (INS330) is naturally derived from citrus fruits like kiwi, strawberries and many other citrus fruits. It is used to add an acidic, or sour taste to foods and drinks. It is usually used as an acidity regulator as well as aromatic compound. Citric acid increases gel strength in marmalades and decreases enzymatic browning in fruits and fruit products.

Health benefits

  • Acidity Regulator (INS330) has alkalizing effects that helps to counteract acidic foods.(1)
  • It helps to improve functions of endothelium.(1)
  • It helps to prevent kidney stones.(1)

Selection Guide

Check for the manufacturing date and expiry date on the label to make sure it has not expired.


Those who have sensitive skin must avoid it as it may cause allergic reactions. It can irritate nasal passageways and cause asthma. It may cause heartburn and acid reflux in some people.(2)

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