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Citric Acid

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An acid that’s naturally abundant in lemons and other citrus, citric acid is sold in powdered form for making soft cheeses such as mozzarella, burrata, and ricotta. Though many recipes for homemade cheese call for lemon juice, powdered citric acid provides a more precise amount of acid, while individual lemons may vary in acidity. Citric acid is also used as a preservative in packaged foods.

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