Add Citric Acid Powder to Your Kitchen + Recipe!

It seems like we all value kitchen resources that offer us versatility and convenience. This can be something as amazing as an innovative spice rack! Or as simple as a garlic mincer. All these things are truly lifesavers in the kitchen and we’re going to talk about another one! Introducing, Citric Acid Powder and all its nifty features!

Sour… Salt?

Discovered in 1917, citric acid powder actually comes from mold. And yes, you heard that correctly. Nevertheless, the mold by the name of “Aspergillus niger” is what creates this magical powder. Uniquely, the mold metabolizes sucrose or glucose which proves to be more efficient than extracting directly from citrus fruits. Citric acid powder is actually more commonly referred to as sour salt because of its appearance and taste. Not to mention the candy-like appearance.

What Can I Use Citrus Acid Powder For?

As mentioned earlier, citric acid powder is versatile in your kitchen for your homemade recipes. It can enhance flavors, preserve various foods, and even ripen them! The reason why citric acid powder is essential to preserving food is that it is able to prevent bacteria from growing. Therefore, citric acid powder is a great addition to jams, jellies, and other canned products. It is also useful in the cheese-making process because it speeds it up. Fun fact, most companies all over the globe use citric acid powder as a flavor enhancer in beverages.

Plus, Nature’s Flavors Organic Citric Acid Powder is vegan, kosher, and gluten-free!

Try This!

Experimenting with a new kitchen ingredient can be scary, and that’s okay! Try out this simple guacamole recipe and see how much of a difference it will make!

How to Use Citric Acid in Your Kitchen

Citric acid powder is like having a secret weapon for guacamole. Not only will it enhance the tanginess of the lime, but it will also keep your precious guac that beautiful green color!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 8
Calories 50 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 Avocados, ripe
  • 1 tsp Organic Citric Acid Powder
  • 2 Serrano or jalapeño peppers, finely chopped
  • 1 Red onion, medium, diced
  • 3-4 Limes, squeezed
  • 1-2 Small garlic cloves, minced
  • 1.5 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1 tsp Pepper

Instructions
 

  • Slice your avocados and mash them to your liking in a bowl.
  • After dicing all the veggies, go ahead and add those and stir.
  • Add seasoning.
  • Do one final mix and enjoy!

Notes

Remember that recipes are just inspiration, so if you want to put your own spin on it please do so! Also, if you want your guacamole more spicy, or more smooth, things like that, make sure to adjust accordingly. Happy snacking!

Nutrition

Calories: 50kcalCarbohydrates: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 438mgPotassium: 159mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 75IUVitamin C: 9.1mgCalcium: 8mgIron: 0.2mg
Keyword all natural, citric acid powder, guacamole, tipsandtricks, vegan
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Before You Go…

Guacamole is just the beginning of your journey with citric acid powder. Surely, it will change your kitchen. Make sure to store your powder in a cool, dry place. Your pantry should be perfect. Also, keep in mind, it has a shelf life of five years unopened and three years once opened. If you are ready to add citric acid powder to your kitchen, shop ours here!

pumpkin pie chia pudding in a white bowl

Pumpkin Pie Chia Pudding

We know Fall hasn’t technically started yet but the team at Nature’s Flavors is ready! We’re kicking off our fall recipes with this fiber rich Pumpkin Pie Chia Pudding! Chia seeds are amazing for your body and they make a delicious pudding. We used our Pumpkin Pie Flavor Concentrate to give it that autumn feel. Let’s begin!

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Recipe Breakdown

We’ll begin with 2 ½ cups of of milk. We used almond milk but feel free to use any milk or milk alternative you’d like. Soy, rice, hemp, oat, banana, the possibilities are endless! We found that using 2 ½ cups of almond milk gave us the best consistency in the end.

milk being poured into a mixing bowl

We then added ½ cup of chia seeds into the almond milk. Remember to stir using a whisk! You want to make sure that the chia seeds are fully incorporated into the milk.

chia seeds being poured into a mixing bowl

After you’ve mixed the milk and chia seeds together, add in ½ teaspoon of Nature’s Flavors Pumpkin Pie concentrate. A little goes a VERY long way! We recommend starting with smaller quantities because you can always add more.

a hand showcasing nature's flavors  organic pumpkin pie flavor concentrate

Resist the urge to add more!

Pumpkin pie concentrate being poured into a mixing bowl

We also added ½ teaspoon of Nature’s Flavors Vanilla Extract to our chia pudding. The same rule applies here, a little goes a long way!

a hand showcasing Nature's Flavors Organic Vanilla Extract

We offer many types of vanilla extracts, oils, and concentrates! You can find more of them here!

nature's flavors vanilla extract being poured into a mixing bowl

Mix, mix, mix!

a hand whisking

Once you’ve mixed all of your ingredients together, cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator to set. Allow the chia seeds to soak for 4-5 hours. It’s crucial you use a sweetener with this recipe because the sweetener is what will tie all of these delicious flavors together. We used agave but you can use any sweetener you’d like!

agave being poured onto a mixing bowl

We added cinnamon to our pumpkin pie chia pudding because we love the flavors of autumn. You can use as much as you’d like, it’s really about preference.

cinnamon being sprinkled onto a bowl

Mix it all together!

a hand whisking chia pudding and cinnamon together

We hope you enjoyed this pumpkin pie chia pudding!

a hand showcasing chia pudding with a spoon

That’s a wrap!

We hope you enjoyed our first fall recipe of 2020! We cannot wait to bring you more fall inspired recipes. If there’s something you’d like us to make, feel free to reach out to us. We hope to hear from you!

pumpkin pie chia pudding in a white bowl

Pumpkin Pie Chia Pudding

The perfect fall breakfast, Pumpkin Pie Chia Pudding! It’s not only delicious but healthy and easy to make too!
Prep Time 15 mins
Chill Time 5 hrs
Total Time 5 hrs 15 mins
Course Breakfast
Servings 3

Equipment

  • Whisk
  • Mixing bowl
  • Plastic wrap
  • Refrigerator
  • Measuring Cups
  • Measuring Spoons

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • In a mixing bowl, add 2 ½ cups of almond milk. You can use any milk you’d like. 
  • Next, add in ½ cup of chia seeds and mix. 
  • Add ½ teaspoon of Nature’s Flavors Organic Pumpkin Pie Extract and ½ teaspoon of Nature’s Flavors Organic Vanilla Extract. Mix well. 
  • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and allow the chia pudding to set for 4-5 hours. 
  • Add in 3-5 tablespoons of your preferred sweetener. 
  • Top it off with cinnamon if you’d like! Enjoy!

Notes

  • You don’t have to use almond milk, you can use any type of milk you’d like.
  • Don’t go over ½ teaspoon of flavoring!
  • Cinnamon is not required but it sure makes a difference and gives you those fall feels.
Keyword all natural, autumn, breakfast, chia, easy, fall, pie, pudding, pumpkin, vanilla
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Vegan Mango Popsicles Recipe

Vegan Mango Popsicles

Since the weather is getting warmer, we’re creating snacks and treats to help keep you cool! We’ve created this Vegan Mango Popsicles Recipe to help fight that heat. There’s no messy mango cutting involved either. All you need is a bit of our delicious mango concentrate to get that delicious mango flavoring. We also added some of our orange food coloring to really get that mango vibe going! Shall we begin?

Tools

  • Small dixie cups
  • Dixie cups (6)
  • Popsicle sticks (6)
  • Mixing bowl
  • Mixing spoon
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
organic mango concentrate

Ingredients

The Breakdown

  1. Begin by mixing 2 cups of vanilla greek yogurt, ½ a cup of soy milk, and 2 tablespoons of Nature’s Flavors SweetenFX.
  2. Add in ½ teaspoon of Nature’s Flavors Organic Mango Concentrate and mix! Make sure that the concentrate is evenly distributed.
  3. Next, add in that beautiful natural orange food color! We used ½ a teaspoon but feel free to adjust to your liking.
  4. Now that your mixture is ready, you can begin pouring it into your dixie cups. We used the smaller dixie cups and filled them up about ¾ of the way.
  5. We used coconut shreds on a few of our popsicles but feel free to use any toppings you’d like.
  6. Place a popsicle stick in the center of each dixie cup.
  7. Freeze the popsicles and allow them to set for 5-6 hours.
  8. We hope you enjoy this Vegan Mango Popsicles Recipe!
Vegan Mango Popsicles Recipe

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