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Acidulant (E330)

Also Known As : Citric acid


Taste Profile

It is tangy, tart and sour in taste.

Common names and forms

  1. Acidifying agent E330
  2. Acidity Regulator (E330)
  3. Acidity Regulator Citric Acid (E330)
  4. Acidulant (INS 330)
  5. Antioxidant (E330)
  6. Citric Acid (Acidifying Agent, E330)
  7. Citric Acid (E330)
  8. E330
  9. Permitted Acids (E330)
  10. Permitted Antioxidant E-330
  11. Permitted Class II Preservatives E330


Acidulant (E330) is used as a flavoring agent and preservative in the food and beverage industry. It has crystalline texture and easily dissolves in water. It prevents food from getting stale. It is usually added to jam, jelly, candy and fruit juice.

Health benefits

  • Due to its antioxidant properties, citric acid helps to prevent fruits from turning brown.(1)
  • It helps in preventing formation of kidney stones.(2)
  • It cures throat infection.(2)
  • It helps the body to fight diseases and illness.(2)

Selection Guide

It is available packed in supermarkets and online stores. Check expiry date before purchasing the product.


In case citric acid contains molds and sulphur/sulfites, it can lead to asthmatic and allergic reactions.(3)

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