Citrin® - GRAS Affirmed Ingredients

Citrin® - GRAS Affirmed Ingredients

Garcinia Cambogia is a small medium sized tree native to Southeast Asia

The dried fruit rind of G. cambogia is commonly used, particularly in India, as a food preservative, flavoring agent and carminative

Fruit from this plant is included in the United States Department of Agriculture's inventory of perennial edible fruits of the tropics

The active ingredient of the fruit responsible for flavoring and other properties has been identified as (-)-hydroxycitric acid (HCA)

Citrin®K, an extract prepared from the dried fruit rind of G. cambogia, is a creamy white, non-fibrous powder without any distinct odor or taste

GRAS Self-Affirmed: August 2007 – as flavoring agent

Use Level: Up to 2,500 ppm in selected non-alcoholic beverages

Safety Level: 60.47 mg/kg bodyweight/day is safe (4.2 g/day for 70 kg person)


Beverages and Beverage Bases

Processed Fruits and Fruit Juices

Special or Spiced Teas

Processed Vegetables and Vegetable Juices


US 5,783,603
US 6,770,782


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