Q. I have a laboratory technologist that has severe allergies to corn and citrus and their derivatives upon inhalation. Can you tell me what is the organic base of the citric acid in Citranox®?
A. Citric Acid in Citranox® and Citrajet® is produced through a fermentation process. A carbohydrate source, either dextrose derived from corn or sucrose from beet sugar or cane sugar is fermented to Citric Acid using Aspergillus niger. The fermentation is conducted under aerobic conditions with nutrient salts added to the broth. The Purification Process for this fermentation liquor utilizes a solvent extraction process technology to feed a continuous vacuum evaporator/crystallizer.
There are no citrus fruit derived materials in Citranox® and Citrajet®. There are potentially sugars derived from corn that are used to make the citric acid.