Calcium citrates (E333) can be derived from a number or sources. 333 (i) - Monocalcium citrate; 333 (ii) - Dicalcium citrate; 333 (iii) - Tricalcium citrate.

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

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

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

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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.

GMO Compass

Causes allergic reaction - yes

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

Angelfire-Food Intolerance, Allergies and Adverse Reactions

Calcium citrate
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
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: 813-94-5
  • EINECS Number: 212-391-7
Supplier Country
Chemiplas Australia Pty Ltd Chemiplas Australia Pty Ltd
Australia
Trans Chem Pty Ltd Trans Chem Pty Ltd
Australia
Hawkins Watts Hawkins Watts
Australia and New Zealand

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