Tricalcium citrate, 333 (iii), is a subclass of Calcium citrates (E333 ).

It is commonly used as a food additive (E333), usually as a preservative, but sometimes for flavor.

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The function(s) performed by the food additive when used in cooking.

  • Acidity regulator - Regulates the acidity or alkalinity of a food
  • Firming agent - Helps maintain firmness of fruits and vegetables or interacts with gelling agents to strengthen food structure
  • Sequestrant - A substance which controls the availability of a cation
  • Stabiliser - A substance that maintains the uniform dispersal of substances in a food

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Data according to various sources such as fao, fda, codex. Spot a mistake? Tell us!

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Halal - yes

E333 - Calcium citrates: Miscellaneous - Citric Acid and its Salts

Muslim Consumer Group

Genetically engineered - yes

E333 - Calcium citrates: Citric acid was the first additive that was produced on a large scale biotechnically. The classic method used the metabolic power of certain fungi (Aspergillus niger). Research has been undertaken with genetically modified Aspergillus niger to obtain higher yields. It is possible that these methods are already used commercially. Irrespective of possible gene modifications, citric acid-producing microorganisms grow on culture media that usually contain molasses (sugar beet)) and/or glucose. Glucose can be produced form maize starch. This can be derived from GM maize.

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Causes allergic reaction - yes

E333 - Calcium citrates: Large amounts may cause mouth ulcers.

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Calcium 2-hydroxy-1,2,3-propanetricarboxylate (3:2)
2-hydroxy-1,2,3-propanetricarboxylic acid calcium salt (2:3)
Tricalcium 2-hydroxypropane-1,2,3-tricarboxylate
Tricalcium citrate
Tricalcium dicitrate

Collection of sources used to create this food additive summary.

Source
Codex Alimentarius
Food Standards Australia New Zealand
JECFA (Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives)
UK Food Guide
UK Food Standards Agency
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Lists the U.S. CAS (Chemical Abstracts Service) registry number and EINECS (European INventory of Existing Commercial chemical Substances) numbers when known.

  • CAS Number: 813-94-5
  • EINECS Number: 212-391-7

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