True Lemon | True Citrus | Crystallised Lemon

$16.95

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SKU: 00-7524-100g

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Size: 100g

True Lemon for Water, Beer, Beyond Beer Beverages and Recipes.

Enjoy the taste of fresh squeezed lemon wherever you go with True Lemon. Made from real lemon juice and oils, this crystallized wedge replacement can be used to enhance the flavor of water, tea, beer, beyond beer beverages and recipes. Each 0 calorie True Lemon crystallized packet equals the taste of one lemon wedge, contains no artificial sweeteners, and is made with only three ingredients. It's great for seasoning and recipes that call for lemon juice!

Real Flavor from Real Fruit

Provides a concentrated fresh-squeezed lemon taste in a highly-stable crystalline form. Balanced tartness with juicy and zesty fragrant notes. Ideal for use in dry seasoning blends, topical applications, beverages, soups, sauces, dressings and prepared food applications

Pack Sizes:

  • 100g Foil Packet
  • 1Kg Foil (SAVE 40% OFF 100g Price)
  • 5Kg Bag (SAVE 17% OFF 1Kg Price)
  • 50 LB / 22.68 Kg Bag In a Box (SAVE 29% OFF 1Kg Price)

Usage Tips:

Perfect for flavouring Beers and Seltzers.

Starting at less than 2% our hydrated citrus or fruit powders, deliver fresh authentic taste without any noticable oxidised notes after bottling.

While they can be added in any step of the production process, for best results add during the post filtration stage.

Recommended starting usage by weight:

  • True Citrus 0.25%

Ingredient Statement:

Citric Acid, Natural Lemon Flavor (sugar, maltodextrin, IP corn syrup solids, lemon oil, lemon juice concentrate, sunflower lecithin, silicon dioxide)

Product of the USA.

Storage Recommendations: Cool between 4°C / 40°F and 27 °C / 80°F; 10%-45% RH

Attributes:

Gluten Free, Non-GMO, Allergen Free, Kosher Parve

Biological Concerns: None, based on low water activity and lack of historical data

Physical Concerns: Inhalation; Dust mask suggested

Shelf Life: 2 year shelf life from date of production under recommended storage and handling conditions.

Physical Characteristics:

Analysis

Specifications

Method 

Moisture Less than 3.0% Infrared Moisture Balance
Granulation 0% on US #14 mesh
2% Max on US #20 mesh
80.0% Min on US #80 mesh
18.0% Max pan
Granulation Test Sieves
Appearance Off white powder Visual
Flavor Fresh lemon flavor Organoleptic
Aerobic Plate Count (cfu/g) < 1000 AOAC 990.12
Yeast and Mold (cfu/g) < 10 BAM or equivalent
Total Coliforms (cfu/g) < 10 AOAC 991.14
Salmonella /25g Negative AOAC 2013.09
pH < 4.0 AOAC 1995 or equivalent method

*Micro and Chemical tests are not performed on each batch, unless requested by the customer. This product is at low risk for pathogen growth due to its inherent low pH and water activity; this is validated annually. ** As this product contains natural colors and flavors, color and flavor may vary slightly from batch to batch.

Nutritional Information:

  per 100g rounded value
Energy (kcal) 281.57
Total Fat (g) 0.17
Saturated Fat (g) 0.00
Mono-unsaturated Fat (g) 0.00
Poly-unsaturated Fat (g) 0.00
Trans Fat (g) 0.00
Carbohydrate (g) 28.68
Total Sugars (g) 12.09
Added Sugars (g) 11.38
Iron (mg) 0.51
Protein (g) 0.11
Dietary Fiber (g) 0.15
Sodium (mg) 11.07
Potassium (mg) 22.68
Calcium (mg) 11.77
Vitamin C (mg) 0.00
Vitamin D (mcg) 0.00
Moisture (g) 2.09
Ash (g) 0.20
Magnesium (mg) 2.30

 

Safety Data Sheet True Lemon | True Citrus

Brewery FAQs:

True Citrus: How to Use True Citrus products Q&A

**Answers provided by several of our brewery partners**
Q: Can I add your products dry or should I hydrate before using?
A: Hydrate – they should be mixed with a minimal amount of water for best use. Once hydrated you can add the products to your preferred method. We do recommend adding post filtration to get the most flavorful outcome.

Q: How much water should I hydrate your products with?
A: 1oz of water per 25g of product.

Q: How much product should I add to a barrel?
A: We usually recommend to start with 1% or less. For a barrel, start with 2lbs of product (1% is generally 2.75lbs) and scale up from there. We do recommend starting with .5% for the more sour flavors like lemon, lime, grapefruit etc…).

Q: How are True Citrus products stored?
A: True Citrus products are stored in ambient conditions (low humidity is recommended)- which means no freezer or refrigeration needed like fresh fruit or purees.

Q: What is the shelf-life?
A: 2 years from date of production.

Q: Do I need to worry about refermentation for canning?
A: We have not had negative feedback about refermentation, but it is recommended by our fellow brew partners to add a preservative, such as potassium sorbate or pasteurize the packaged product.

Q: What about the terminal gravity? Do I need to be concerned for my canned products?
A: No, there is no noticeable difference in terminal gravity prior to adding True Citrus to post adding True Citrus products. Shelf stability tests using warm, room temperature and cold storage and run gravity and microbiological testing (qPCR) resulted in no significant difference in terminal gravity or any difference in micro testing results from Brite tank and package date testing.

Q: Are there any noticeable oxidized notes after canning?
A: No, the crystals are stable in the solution. Through sensory analysis conducted on flavored products, they seem to hold up better than purees because of the fruit aroma and flavors help mask the natural oxidation of the beer.