Sodium Citrate

What is Sodium Citrate?

Sodium citrate is a salt derived from citric acid. It serves various purposes, including as a buffering agent, acidity regulator, and emulsifier.

Sodium citrate has preservative properties, helping to inhibit the growth of bacteria and molds in certain food products.

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Information About Sodium Citrate

Sodium citrate finds a wide range of applications in the food and beverage manufacturing industry like cheese and dairy products like yogurt, milk drinks, and ice cream, in sauces and dressings, in baked goods, in beverages like soda, fruit juice, and wine, in meat products, confections, jams and preserves, and processed foods.

Sodium citrate acts as a acidity regulator, preservative, flavor enhancer, and texture modifier.


Sodium Citrate prevents oil separation in dairy products, cheese-based dips, and sauces. It is used in frozen desserts to prevent the formation of ice crystals.


Sodium Citrate is added to dough to help regulate pH. It can impact the flavor, texture, and rise of baked goods.


Sodium Citrate is widely used in beverage products as a flavor-enhancer, especially in citrus flavored soft drinks.  Many sports and recovery drinks contain sodium citrate as an electrolyte to help replenish sodium levels in the body after physical activity.

Fruit & Vegetable Processing

Sodium Citrate is found as a preservative in jams and jellies. It aids in stabilizing the product and preserving its color.

Appearance: White crystalline powder or granules

Taste: Slightly salty and tart

Solubility: Freely soluble in water and very soluble in boiling water. Insoluble in alcohol.

About AIFI - A Sodium Citrate Supplier & Distributor

American International Foods, Inc. is a leading sodium citrate supplier with an additional full service portfolio of over 2500 food and beverage ingredients. We offer one of the most extensive lines of acidulants distributed to manufacturers and processors in the food, beverage, pet food, health and nutrition sectors. With a strategic nationwide warehouse network and our reliable just-in-time deliveries, we can supply your business with high quality acidulants at competitive prices.