Food additives are substances added to food to preserve flavor or enhance its taste and appearance. Some additives have been used for centuries; for example, preserving food by pickling (with vinegar), salting, as with bacon, preserving sweets or using sulfur dioxide as with wines. With the advent of processed foods in the second half of the 20th century, many more additives have been introduced, of both natural and artificial origin.
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Ammonium Ferric Citrate
We are one of the renowned manufacturers and suppliers of Ferric Ammonium Citrate. The chemical offered by us is finely processed by making use of prime quality chemical compounds and ultra-modern techniques in strictly adhering to prevailing industry standards. It is generally used for water purification and printing (cyanotype)n and is also used as a reducing agent of varied metal salts of low activity including silver and gold. Besides, this Ferric Ammonium Citrate is made available in numerous packaging options at par with the clients’ demands. We are engaged in offering our clients with Ammonium Ferric Citrate that is available in various packaging sizes at market leading prices. All these are formulated and processed using high-grade ingredients and modern machinery that are sourced from the reliable vendors of the market.
Ferric Ammonium Citrate is one of the best-tolerated iron supplements. It provides an optimum tolerance of the iron preparation, which is of utmost importance in maintaining long term patient compliance to any hematinic therapy. It rapidly supplements elemental iron so that iron deficiency is quickly controlled, thus leading to faster correction of anemia and replenishment of tissue iron stores.
- Long shelf life
- Accurate composition
Ammonium ferric citrate is a food additive with E number E381 used as an acidity regulator. It is a green or reddish-brown powder which is very soluble in water.
The molecular formula of ammonium iron(III) citrate is variable. It can be prepared by adding Fe(OH)3 to an aqueous solution of citric acid and ammonia.The brown form is approximately 9% NH3, 16.5–18.5% Fe, and 65% hydrated citric acid; the green form is approximately 7.5% NH3, 14.5–16% Fe, and 75% hydrated citric acid. The green type is more readily reduced by light than the brown.
Other uses for ammonium ferric citrate include water purification and printing (cyanotype). It is used as a reducing agent of metal salts of low activity like gold and silver and is also in a commonly used recipe with potassium ferricyanide to make cyanotype prints. Ammonium ferric citrate is also used in Kligler iron deeps to determine hydrogen sulfide production in microbial metabolism.
Ammonium ferric citrate is present in Scottish carbonated soft drink Irn-Bru. In medicine, ammonium ferric citrate is used as a contrast medium. It is also used as a hematinic.