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Citric Acid (Food grade)

Widely used in beverage and soft drink production, citric acid provides flavour, buffering properties and increases the effectiveness of preservatives. In jams, jellies and preserves, food grade citric acid provides a sour taste.

We are leading suppliers of food grade citric acid, distributing solids and liquids in bulk sizes to manufacturers across the UK.


Beverage Ingredients

Alcoholic beverages
Carbonated soft drinks
Instant drinks
Juice Drinks
RTD tea & coffee
Sports & energy drinks
Water (flavoured)

Food Additives

Baby food
Baked goods
Fruit preparations
Ice cream
Instant food
Instant formula
Sweet spreads

Healthcare Chemicals

Clinical nutrition
Food supplements
Over the counter
Pharmaceutical products

Industrial Ingredients

Industrial cleaners
Metal surface treatment
Surface care

Sports Nutrition Ingredients

Hypertonic beverages
Hypotonic beverages
Isotonic beverages
Multivitamin tablets
Protein powder


Rigest: leading food grade citric acid UK suppliers & bulk distributors

An odourless, colourless crystalline powder-based product in solid form, citric acid helps to preserve the texture of some foods and also acts as a versatile flavouring.

Whether for a food and beverage application, medical or even cosmetic end use, we can distribute food grade citric acid in bulk solid powder (25kg) and liquid (25L–1000L) to meet your market needs and requirements.

To start your bulk food grade citric acid enquiry, message our team of product experts today.

Food grade citric acid: a versatile food flavouring agent and preservative

A weak, naturally-occurring organic acid commonly found in lemons, oranges and limes, citric acid is what gives citrus fruits their tart flavour. Today, citric acid is mostly obtained by microbial fermentation of a carbohydrate.

As a food additive, citric acid can provide flavouring, preservation and colouring. It is popular in soft drinks and confectionery. Citric acid is also an emulsifying agent — in ice cream, for example, it is added to prevent fats from separating.

In medical and pharmaceutical preparations, citric acid can help to control pH, as well as act as an excipient due to its antioxidant qualities.

As well as being an incredibly versatile ingredient in dietary supplements and foods, citric acid is widely used in creams, gels and liquids of all kinds for the cosmetic industry.

Wondering where to buy bulk food grade citric acid (powder and liquid) in the UK?

Since 1993, Rigest has been supplying and distributing quality ingredients to some of the largest food, beverage and pharmaceutical manufacturers, producers and companies across the UK.

Our citric acid is available in solid powders (25kg bags) and liquids (25, 200L, 1000L & bulk transfer) to meet your product and market requirements, delivered by our dedicated distribution fleet.

To buy citric acid, press the ‘Enquire now’ button below and fill in the short form. Alternatively, feel free to get in touch with our team through our contact page, by phoning 01535 631 313 or by emailing

Citric acid is a colourless or white, crystal or crystalline powder based product. It also available in liquid form.
Citric acid powder holds a sour taste; it generally acts to enhance taste and assists in dissolving.

Available in the following sizes.

25L Drum

200L Drum

1000L Container

Bulk Transfer

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