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Citric Acid

How is LMNT's citric acid made?

LMNT’s citric acid is produced by fermenting corn-derived dextrose with Aspergillus niger, the fungus that converts the dextrose to citric acid. Citric acid is a byproduct of this process in the same way that oxygen is a byproduct of photosynthesis.

Is LMNT's citric acid organic?

No, our citric acid is not organic.

Isn't citric acid made with black mold? Surely that's unhealthy?!

LMNT's citric acid is manufactured using aspergillus niger, which is indeed a form of mold. And if that mold is growing just generally in one's home, that will absolutely be a huge problem. However, when used for fermentation, it's actually a super n