Cream of Tartar, USP/NF/FCC/Food Grade

Cream of Tartar Powder (Potassium bitartrate) is an all natural ingredient for food production, baking and cosmetic formulations.

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GRAS Generally Recognized as Safe

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Cream of Tartar, also known as potassium bitartrate, is a white powdery substance that is a byproduct of winemaking. It is processed from the potassium acid salt of tartaric acid. Cream of Tartar can be used in baking or as a cleaning agent when mixed with an acidic substance, such as lemon juice or white vinegar. The Cream of Tartar USP/NF/FCC/Food Grade available at Lab Alley is appropriate for food, personal care, household, and chemistry uses due to its purity level and certification from the United States Pharmacopeia (USP).

Common Uses 

  • Food stabilization
  • Thickening agent
  • Leavening agent
  • Cleaning
  • pH buffer

Commercial/Industrial Applications

  • Food & Beverage
  • Cosmetics/Personal Care
  • Chemistry

Chemistry Table

Potassium bitartrate, L(+) Potassium Hydrogen Tartrate, Monopotassium SALT of L-2,3-dihydroxybutanedioic acid, Potassium acid tartrate, Monopotassium tartrate, Beeswing
USP/NF/FCC/Food Grade
Potassium acid tartrate

Safety and Handling

GRAS Reference Citation 21CFR 184.1077.

This chemical is not considered hazardous by the 2012 OSHA Hazard Communication Standard (29 CFR 1910.1200)

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