(CITREM) Citric Acid Esters
of Mono and Diglycerides-E472c

Product Specification

EC No: E 472c
Form Coarse Powder
Colour White to off-white
Acid Value 10-25 mgKOH/gm
Saponification Value 220-250 mgKOH/gm
Iodine Value Max 3g I/100g
Citric Acid Content Min 13%
pH in 5% aqueous dispersion 5-6
Melting Point 60-65ºC
Heavy Metals (as Pb) Less than 10mg/kg
Arsenic Less than 3 mg/kg
Mercury Less than 1 mg/kg
Cadmium Less than 1mg/kg


CITREM is a citric acid ester of mono and diglycerides made from edible fatty acids.

Application in Food

  • Leberwurst and emulsified meat

    Smoothens and stabilizes meat emulsions, extends softness shelf-life

  • Vegetable Oils and Frying Margarine

    Acts as an anti-spattering agent by reducing surface tension between oil and water. This ensures that water molecules do not agglomerate and are therefore present as tiny droplets which when heated do not spatter.