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How is LMNT's citric acid made?Updated 2 months ago

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. After fermentation, the citric acid is separated and purified to be used in food products. In other words, neither dextrose nor the fungus used as fermentation tools are present in the final product. You can read more about this process and citric acid as an ingredient in our blog post here

If corn is of particular concern to you (we get it!), LMNT’s Raw Unflavored drink mix might be a great option, or you could opt to make your own electrolytes using our homebrew recipe.

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