Citric acid is a colorless crystalline food additive. Citric acid works as an excellent preservative, emulsifier and flavor enhancer in many food products. It can be used for cooking, canning, freezing, and drying. Perfect for soups, pickles, sauces, candies, and soft drinks to add sourness and tangy flavor. It is also used to preserve jams, jellies, candies and canned food. It helps to prevent the growth of bacteria and mold. Store in airtight containers in a cold and dry place for increased shelf life.