Also Known As: Sodium Citrate Dihydrate, Granular Sodium Citrate
Ingredients: Sodium Citrate Dihydrate
Taste and Aroma: No aroma, but can be salty and sour.
Uses: Because it dissolves quickly, Sodium Citrate is used to give drinks a sour flavor. The addition of Sodium Citrate allows cheese to melt without becoming oily. Sodium Citrate can also reduce the acidity in food.
Fun Fact: The "Modernist Cuisine at Home" cookbook utilizes Sodium Citrate for their Mac and Cheese recipe to create the velvety texture of American cheese sauce using any kind of cheese.