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What is sour salt?

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Sour salt is an old name for citric acid. This name may be found in very old canning publications as a substance used to prevent fruit from darkening.

PREPARED BY: Angela M. Fraser, Ph.D., Associate Professor/Food Safety Specialist, and Carolyn J. Lackey, Ph.D., R.D., L.D.N., Professor/Food and Nutrition Specialist, North Carolina State University (August 2004)

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