Citric acid is a natural fruit acid found in citrus fruits, gives a characteristic sour flavor in foods and beverage, balance the acidity and improve taste.
Used as a preservative, marinating & flavoring agent.It act as a pH buffer & great cleaning agent.
Often added to soft drinks and sour candies, and used in place of lemon juice. 1 tsp citric acid equals to one medium fresh lemon juice.
Substitute an equal amount of citric acid for salt for the same flavor without sodium. Also used to curdle milk in preparation of paneer, Use ½ tsp citric acid to 1 liter milk.