Food Chemical Suppliers South Africa

Food & Beverage

If you are looking for the right raw materials from a suitable supplier we can help. We have a long-standing reputation and unrivalled market insight allowing us to provide quality ingredients to help forward the success of your business. We stock materials including glycerine to work as a sweetener and preservative; potassium sorbate to inhibit yeasts and moulds; and phosphoric acid to acidify foods and drinks. 

Our Products

  • Acetic Acid
  • Ascorbic Acid (Vit C)
  • Citric Acid Monohydrate
  • Citric Acid Anhydrous
  • Dextrose
  • Glycerine
  • Phosphoric Acid
  • Potassium Sorbate
  • Propylene Glycol
  • Sodium Benzoate
  • High-quality
  • Cost-effective
  • Great service

We only source our food and beverage products from manufacturers who adhere to our strict criteria in quality-control. This ensures that our customers receive the best products on the market designed for optimal results. 

Through regular communication and deep routed relationships with our manufacturers, we can offer our quality products at competitive prices not found anywhere else in the market. This is why so many rely on us to provide raw materials. 

Our team have years of experience working in the raw materials industry and understand customer’s expectations. Our customer service is second to none, and our team go above and beyond to guarantee your satisfaction. 

Ascorbic Acid Vit-C

Ascorbic acid is commonly referred to as Vitamin C. It is needed for growth and to repair the body.

Vitamin C is used most often for preventing and treating the common cold. It can also be used to treat skin infections, bronchitis, and infections of the prostrate and bladder. Ascorbic acid is also used for depression, physical and mental stress, tiredness, dementia, and attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

About one third of production is used in the pharmaceutical industry. However the rest is used in the food industry.

It can be added to food and feed products to enhance the quality and stability of the product. When added during processing and before packing it protects the colour, smell and nutrient content of the product. It acts as an antioxidant, so when added to meat it prevents oxidation and colour fading during storage. It improves wheat flours baking qualities. When added to dough it prevents the dough collapsing during fermentation and baking. Ascorbic acid increases clarity in beer and in wine and it reduces oxidation of lipids and fats.

Ascorbic acid can be added to fruits and vegetables to prevent enzymatic browning. When added to fruit juices it restores the nutritional value lost during processing and makes it look and taste better too. However, Ascorbic acid will not upgrade inferior raw materials.

Ascorbic acid can be added to your swimming pool to get rid of metal stains.

Citric Acid Monohydrate

It is an organic acid.

Formula: C6H807 for anhydrous,  C6H807.H2O for monohydrate

Uses

The main use of citric acid is to flavour and preserve food and juices, like cold drinks.  It replaces lemon juice or vinegar when dry ingredients are necessary, because of its sour flavour.  When added to ice-cream it acts as an emulsifying agent.  It also provides tartness to jams and jellies.  It prevents discolouration and odours in seafood by chelating trace metals.

Citric acid can de-scale and clean boilers and metals, as well as remove rust. It kills algae in reservoirs.

It is used to soften water by chelating the metals, so it is used in soaps,washing powders and cleaning products to let them produce more foam.

Citric acid can be added to shampoos to wash out hair colouring and be used in chemical peels.  It is used to adjust the pH levels in gels and creams.  The largest use in the pharmaceutical industry is for the effervescent effect that is created when it is combined with carbonates in antacids. It is used in bath bombs and bath salts.

The paint industry uses citric to retard the setting of pigments used in paints as well as slowing the setting time in cements.

It is added to pet food to enhance the flavour.

In the canning industry citric acid enhances the flavour and lowers the pH.

Citric acid is highly biodegradable.

Citric Acid Anhydrous

It is an organic acid.

Formula: C6H807 for anhydrous,  C6H807.H2O for monohydrate

Uses

The main use of citric acid is to flavour and preserve food and juices, like cold drinks.  It replaces lemon juice or vinegar when dry ingredients are necessary, because of its sour flavour.  When added to ice-cream it acts as an emulsifying agent.  It also provides tartness to jams and jellies.  It prevents discolouration and odours in seafood by chelating trace metals.

Citric acid can de-scale and clean boilers and metals, as well as remove rust. It kills algae in reservoirs.

It is used to soften water by chelating the metals, so it is used in soaps,washing powders and cleaning products to let them produce more foam.

Citric acid can be added to shampoos to wash out hair colouring and be used in chemical peels.  It is used to adjust the pH levels in gels and creams.  The largest use in the pharmaceutical industry is for the effervescent effect that is created when it is combined with carbonates in antacids. It is used in bath bombs and bath salts.

Citric acid is added to air-cured tobacco in cigarettes to balance the flavour.  It also controls the rate at which cigarette paper burns.

The paint industry uses citric to retard the setting of pigments used in paints as well as slowing the setting time in cements.

It is added to pet food to enhance the flavour.

In the canning industry citric acid enhances the flavour and lowers the pH.

Citric acid is highly biodegradable.

Propylene Glycol

Propylene glycol is an odourless, colourless clear liquid which is used as a food additive.

Propylene Glycol is used as a preservative and stabilizer in many applications.

In Food and Bererage applications it is a solvent and carrier in flavor formulations, as well as for colours, enzymes, emulsifiers and anti-oxidants. Propylene Glycol is used as a stabilizer in vegetables, fruit and baked goods. It is used as a softening agent for cork seals. It is used as a preservative to help stop food freezing. It can be found in sour cream, fat free ice-cream, and salad dressings.

In Pharmaceutical applications it’s used as an emollient for smoothing and softening, and as humectants for moisture retention in skin care ranges. It is used as a solvent and carrier in the fragrance industry for perfumes and colognes, as well as a coupling agent in sunscreens, shaving creams and shampoos. It is used in antiseptics and wetwipes, lipsticks, eyeliners and eye shadows, as well as antiperspirants and deodorants. It can also be used as a co-emulsifier for UV absorbers.

The industrial grade propylene glycol is used with water to make antifreeze. It is also used as a solvent in printing inks, and in laundry detergents, as well as a stabilizer in hydraulic fluids. It is not harmful to the environment.