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Is a citric acid vegan?

A citric acid is a vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is a citric acid?

Citric acid is a natural and weak organic acid found in various fruits, including citrus fruits such as lemons, limes, oranges, and grapefruits. It is widely used in the food industry as a flavor enhancer and preservative due to its sour and tangy taste. Citric acid is also used as a cleaning agent and a natural chelating agent, which means it can bind with metal ions and prevent them from reacting with other ingredients in a product. With its versatility and multifunctional properties, citric acid has become a staple ingredient in many food products, from beverages and confectionery to sauces and dressings.

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