Is Citric Acid from China the same as the North American equivalent?
Chemically speaking, yes, they are the same product. Citric Acid is a highly soluble white, crystalline powder with a strongly acidic taste. It is a naturally occurring fruit acid and is also produced commercially by microbial fermentation of a carbohydrate substrate.
Citric Acid is the most widely used organic acid and pH-control agent in foods, beverages, pharmaceuticals and technical applications. Citric Acid Anhydrous is particularly recommended in dry blends.
This product is from China and meets manufacturer's Food and USP grade.
What are the main differences between made in China and North America raw materials?
When the application and compliance allow citric acid to be manufactured outside North America, this product is a great economical alternative.
North American manufacturers are subject to inspections by North American Governmental agencies.