Triethyl citrate is an ester of citric acid. It is a colorless, odorless liquid used as a food additive (E number E1505) to stabilize foams, especially as whipping aid for egg white.

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

  • Emulsifier - An agent that forms or preserves a mixture of substances normally incapable of being mixed eg. oil and water
  • Sequestrant - A substance which controls the availability of a cation

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

Country Status Matched Term
United States
Approved Triethyl citrate
European Union
Approved Triethyl citrate
Australia and New Zealand
Approved Triethyl citrate
Philippines
Approved Triethyl citrate
Austria
Approved Triethyl citrate
Belgium
Approved Triethyl citrate
Bulgaria
Approved Triethyl citrate
Cyprus
Approved Triethyl citrate
Czech Republic
Approved Triethyl citrate
Denmark
Approved Triethyl citrate
Estonia
Approved Triethyl citrate
Finland
Approved Triethyl citrate
France
Approved Triethyl citrate
Germany
Approved Triethyl citrate
Greece
Approved Triethyl citrate
Hungary
Approved Triethyl citrate
Ireland
Approved Triethyl citrate
Italy
Approved Triethyl citrate
Latvia
Approved Triethyl citrate
Lithuania
Approved Triethyl citrate
Luxembourg
Approved Triethyl citrate
Malta
Approved Triethyl citrate
Netherlands
Approved Triethyl citrate
Poland
Approved Triethyl citrate
Portugal
Approved Triethyl citrate
Romania
Approved Triethyl citrate
Slovakia
Approved Triethyl citrate
Slovenia
Approved Triethyl citrate
Spain
Approved Triethyl citrate
Sweden
Approved Triethyl citrate
United Kingdom
Approved Triethyl citrate
Australia
Approved Triethyl citrate
New Zealand
Approved Triethyl citrate

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Biotechnology used in production - yes

E1505 - Triethyl citrate: Commercially produced from citric acid. Whipping aid, thickener, vegetable gum for flavoured and sports drinks, egg white liquid or dried. Part becomes alcohol in the body.

MBM Foods

Citric acid triethyl ester
Citroflex 2
Ethyl citrate
Eudraflex
Hydragen cat
2-hydroxy-1,2,3-propane tricarboxylic acid triethyl ester
Triethyl 2-hydroxy-1,2,3-propane tricarboxylate
Triethyl 2-hydroxypropane-1,2,3-tricarboxylate

Collection of sources used to create this food additive summary.

Source
Codex Alimentarius
Food Standards Australia New Zealand
UK Food Guide
UK Food Standards Agency
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Wikipedia

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

  • CAS Number: 77-93-0
  • EINECS Number: 201-070-7

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