Sodium Citrate Granules 50g

E331 (Food Acid)

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Product description:
White crystals or powder, soluble in water slight acidic or sour taste. Mainly used in soft drinks, frozen deserts, meat products, diuretic and expectorant and an anti coagulant for blood withdrawn from the body. As this is a pure product small clumps may form over time, simply crush them with a spoon. It will have no effect on the functionality of the product.

What does sodium citrate do?
Diets low in sodium may produce fatigue and muscle weakness. The primary dietary sources of potassium are: fresh fruit and vegetables, rice bran, unsalted nuts, seeds, grains, mushrooms, molasses and seafood. Sodium has a role in controlling the activity of the heart, muscles and nervous system. Potassium activates enzymes, is involved in bone calcification, the conversion of blood sugar into the stored glycogen for energy reserves, muscle contraction & coordination. It plays a role in maintaining the water balance & integrity of your cells. It is also very important to nerve transmission.

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How Modernist Cuisine Chefs use this product.
Seeing sodium citrate is an acidity regulator it is used as a buffer in modernist recipes. What a buffer does is reduce the pH of a solution (buffering it) towards neutral (pH 7.0). If products are too acidic (pH 1.0 - 4.0) sodium citrate can be added to buffer it towards a more friendlier pH of around 6.0. Like wise if products are too basic citric acid can be added to buffer the solution back to neutral. Why is this important about pH? because most of the modernist reaction like to take place around pH 7.0 neutral. Using sodium citrate makes it possible to achieve spherical preparations with strongly acidic ingredients. Texturas calls this product Citras

Sodium Citrate acidity regulator. Making it possible to achieve spherical preparations with strongly acidic ingredients.

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SKU A00093
Country of Origin USA
Shipping Weight (Cubic Weight) 0.1200kg
Unit Of Measure ea

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