Molecular formula: Zn3 (C6H5O7)2 ? 2H2O
Molecular weight: 610.37
CAS NO.: 546-46-3
EINECS NO.: 208-901-2
Appearance: White powder.
Solubility: It is slightly soluble in water.
a. High zinc assay, it is 32%~34%. The addition is little and thereby the cost is reduced.
b. It is organic zinc. Citric acid in the body can be involved in the citric acid cycle, and enhance the function of human digestion and absorption. So it can be absorbed fast and easily.
c. It can be used in diabetic patients for zinc supplement.
d. It is odorless and have a good taste and no astringency.
e. It has biodegradable functional and no environmental pollution. So it is safe as food additive.
f. It is the only zinc complex exist in human breast milk, so it’s absorbed more easily than zinc in milk.
g. When deficiency of iron and zinc at the same time, the use of zinc citrate can avoid antagonist effect with iron.
Application: For it’s anti-adhesive function, it especially suitable for the manufacture of tablet and powder food. Besides, it can also be as toothpaste additive, avoiding gingivitis, dental calculus and dental bleeding.