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  • Citric Acid (Sour Salt)

Citric Acid (Sour Salt)

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Product Description

Don’t be a sour puss…. Be a sour pickle – maker. Our citric acid (also known as sour salt) is a candid way to can your homegrown garden goodies this year. Known for its preservative qualities, citric acid can be added to drinks, ice cream,jams, tomato based products (like pasta sauce), canned fruit, and yogurt. And for large projects, don’t get your pickles in a bunch, we offer several sizes of citric acid and cook books, too – we’ll be sure to help you complete your canning project. Or when you’re feeling the need for something a little sour, add a little citric acid to your favorite food or drinks to give it a little cheek squinting tartness.


Sour salt works best in recipes that also include sugar but the objective is to create a pleasant balance between the sweet and sour such as in cold beet borscht or a lemony cheese cake. Also good for canning, pickling and sausage making.


Citric Acid

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  1. Great 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 18th May 2014

    We love this as a salt replacer

  2. The best replacement for Limes 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 19th Feb 2013

    I use this sour salt from Pies to Salsa!

  3. Great Strong stuff 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 21st Aug 2012

    Great as a sour agent... use it in any marinades or to spike up the sour taste...

  4. souer dough bread 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 2nd May 2012

    it is great when added to homade souer dough dread while making the dough up any where form 1/8 to 5/8 tea spoon to make a awesome loaf of exter souer dough bread i use more but it depends on your taste for he bread. start low it will make it souer quickily so over the corse of a few loafs you will find the perfect amount

  5. I LOVE SOUR SALT. 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 25th Apr 2012

    Sour Salt or citric acid is delicious when "salted" on popcorn. You will become addicted to this new way of eating popcorn. I also use sour salt in my ice tea, in salad dressings, with sugar on fruit and in so many other applications in the kitchen. I never have lemons when I need themn so I substitute sour salt.

  6. Great for enhancing certain flavors & more 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 12th Aug 2011

    I began using sour salt for a Russian cabbage soup from a friend's grandma (a delicious recipe).

    I also use it to acidulate water to prevent oxidation & discoloration on artichokes during preparation.

    A few years later, I began using it to enhance recipes containing certain ingredients in a mixture, such as potato salad tartar sauce, sour cream based
    dips, etc.

    It adds a great deal if zing w/o the extra salt, but do add slowly so you don't overdo it!

  7. best for cleaning up hard water! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 12th Jul 2011

    i use it to clean the coffee maker, electric kettle, shower heads and anywhere else where hard water deposits collect. use one ounce of citric acid powder per quart of water. it is like magic.

  8. Food preserver 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 12th Jul 2011

    Works good for this purpose. I am sure there are other uses but not that I am aware of

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