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Where can I buy Sour Salt (Citric Acid) in Toronto?

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Where can I buy Sour Salt (Citric Acid) in Toronto?

As the title says. My Mother has tasked me with finding this for Christmas cooking.

Thanks.
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Riffer wrote:
Dec 6th, 2009 11:12 am
As the title says. My Mother has tasked me with finding this for Christmas cooking.

Thanks.
Check in any bulk food store. Wine making supply stores also carry citric acid.
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almostfreeman wrote:
Dec 6th, 2009 1:44 pm
Check in any bulk food store. Wine making supply stores also carry citric acid.
Thanks. I'll give it a shot.
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Bulk Barn carries it for sure.
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Loblaws baking section maybe.
I remember seeing some powder that keeps food from browning "fruit fresh" or something like that...
used for making jams
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I believe that bulk barn sells it as abscorbic acid.
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Morrisville Café and Raleigh Café/Market which is located in beryl road...
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stevethewheel wrote:
Dec 14th, 2009 6:48 pm
You might see it called ascorbic acid, you might see it called Vitamin C. I had never heard of it being called Sour Salt so thanks for the new words.

I've bought it at drug stores before when I used to do a lot of freezing fresh fruit...it fights off not only the brown colour but also somewhat helps with freezer burn.
Vitamin C/Ascorbic Acid is not the same thing as Citric Acid
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D582 wrote:
Dec 15th, 2009 2:01 am
Vitamin C/Ascorbic Acid is not the same thing as Citric Acid

Whoops you are right of course. They are often found together in nature but are not the same thing. Ascorbic acid is for anti-browning (preservative) use.

Citric acid is for bitternes.

Post corrected and a tip of the hat.
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I was at Annie's on Bloor W and she pointed out a bulk food place across the street that had it. I bought enough to last my mother a few years.

My understanding is that it is used in Eastern European cooking due to the traditional low availability of lemons in those areas.

Next, I will be looking for buckwheat honey, but I have until next year to resupply that :)
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Riffer wrote:
Dec 6th, 2009 11:12 am
As the title says. My Mother has tasked me with finding this for Christmas cooking.

Thanks.

Aqua Bond Inc. sells various sizes of food grade citric acid.
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I buy Real Lemon powder, Real lime and real orange powders.
But you might not want all your dishes to have so much lemon taste.

I like lemon on everything, so i don't care.
the real lemon powder is good for keeping fruits from browning in the fridge.
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