By Nyu-chan Latest Reply 2012-07-26 14:51:38 -0500
Started 2012-07-24 22:21:25 -0500

I am allergic to citric acid. I noticed it when I would take my medicine that were orange flavoured. Can anyone tell me what fruit, vegetables, ect contain citric acid?

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GabbyPA 2012-07-25 20:51:04 -0500 Report

Citric acid is also used in many processed or canned foods. Things like tomatoes, sauces and some canned fruits contain it. You need to read the ingredients. It is used to make the bright colors of canned or dehydrated goods keep their color as well. It can be in a lot of things that you would not even think about.

Thomas Shulin
Thomas Shulin 2012-07-25 12:44:57 -0500 Report

It doesn't look like it does, but as always as the legals tell me, "Talk to your doctor first." But here is some (wiki, I know sorry but you're right no other info) There is a chart on the bottom and all the listed acids are 'fatty acids' none of them seem to be citrus acids.

Thomas Shulin
Thomas Shulin 2012-07-25 21:10:35 -0500 Report

Thank you Gabby! It's crazy where they put random ingredients.

MAYS 2012-07-24 22:32:26 -0500 Report

Citrus fruits (oranges, lemons, limes, grapefruit, etc.) contain citric acid, certain berries also contain citric acid (black and red currants, gooseberries, strawberries, cranberries and raspberries).


Nyu-chan 2012-07-24 22:41:07 -0500 Report

Thanks! Now all I need to know if dragon fruit has citric acid in it. It comes from Thailand. I always wanted to try it! But the thing is, it is too beautiful to even eat it! LOL! Because of it's colour. It's hot pink, has a green top, and on the inside, it's like a silver colour, with black seeds inside it.

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