Sodium Citrate

It is the best choice for Molecular Gastronomy Spherification and Modernist Cooking applicationss


Sodium Citrate (E331) can refer to any of the three sodium salts of citric acid. It possesses a saline, mildly tart flavor. It also is known as sour salt and as a food additive, it is often used to flavor or as a preservative.  Used as an emulsifier for melted cheese. Add it for best Mac N’ Cheese recipes. Enhances flavor, preserves food, reduces acidity, and is used as anti-oxidant and sequestrant in food. When added to high acid liquids it can be used to allow spherification with strongly acidic ingredients to allow gelling. It is also used to stabilize emulsified fat. Sodium citrate is also used as an emulsifier to make constructed cheese, a smooth and melty cheese but with the flavor of aged cheese. Sodium citrate is also used as an antioxidant in food as well to sequestrate. It dissolves easily and acts instantaneously.


  • Ani-oxidant
  • Reduces acidity

  • Preserves foods

  • Enhances flavors
  • Food sequestrant

  • Emulifier

  • Faux caviar
  • Stabilizer

  • Tart flavoring