We work with the world's largest manufacturers of food grade ingredients. Our mission is to provide our customers with intermediates of the highest quality in a timely manner from consistent sources of supply. V.L.Clark has forged strong relationships with responsible suppliers throughout the world.  Our representative in China insures good communication with our Asian partners.

Our representation of one of the largest producers of Cysteine and related amino acids makes us the quality and price leader in the US.

Sodium Ascorbate
Calcium Citrate
PHOSPHATES- all food grade
Sodium Gluconate
Calcium Ascorbate
Potassium Citrate
Sorbic Acid
Calcium Gluconate
Potassium Gluconate
Thaimine mononitrate
Citric Acid
Potassium Sorbate
Thiamine HCL
Trisodium Citrate
Vitamin B 2
Glucono delta Lactone
Rochelle Salt
Xanthan Gum
Monosodium Citrate

We have a good position on many other specialty gums and vitamins. We purchase gums from high quality processors from around the world. We have the product quality and viscosity to fit all your applications. Give us a call. Here is a small sampling of what is available!

Agar Agar Gum Acacia
Carrageenan GuarGum, 100 mesh
CMC GuarGum, 200 mesh
  Xanthan Gum
Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) is used as a vitamin supplement in food and beverages, as a dough conditioning agent as well as an antioxidant in canned and frozen prepared foods.

Caffeine is a material with a strongly bitter taste. It is used in beverages and pharmaceutical applications as a flavor and/or as a general nervous system stimulant.

Calcium Citrate is used as a calcium supplement, especially in acidic or slightly acidic beverages and juices, tablets or other nutritional supplements.

Citric Acid is the most widely used acid and pH control agent in the food industry. Citric acid is characterized by a pleasant tart flavor easy solubility and stability. It is suitable for a wide range of food and industrial applications including beverages, confectionery canned foods and as a basic chemical.

Cream of Tartar (COT) is the acid potassium salt of L(+) tartaric acid. It functions to complex heavy metals and regulate pH, It is largely used in chemical leavening to release carbon dioxide as well as in metal coloring and galvanic tinning. It also functions as a taste regulator in sugar icing and in the controlled crystallization of toffees and fondants by the regulated inversion of sucrose.

Fumaric Acid is non-hygroscopic and guards against moisture pickup and caking. It is used in dry mix beverages, fruit juice drinks, gelatin desserts, pie fillings, refrigerated biscuit doughs, rye bread souring agents, jelling aids, wine, maraschino cherries and other products

Gluconic Acid 50% is an excellent chelating agent in alkaline solutions and is stable even in 1 5% caustic soda. It is mainly used for technical applications, e.g. for surface finishing of metals, in the textile industry for inhibiting precipitates on fibers and removing encrustations.

Malic Acid is the principal acid contained in apples and many other fruits and vegetables. Malic acid has a clean, mellow, smooth, lingering tart taste. Compared to citric acid, malic acid has a prolonged taste effect which can help mask the aftertaste of low calorie sweeteners.

Monosodium Citrate, an anhydrous acid salt, occupies an intermediate position between citric acid and the neutral trisodium citrate. It is used as a buffering agent in solutions, emulsions, beverage and food stuffs as well as an antioxidant. It is approved by the FDA CFR 181.29 as an indirect additive.

Na4EDTA (Tetrasodium Ethylenediaminetetraacetate) is the tetrasodium salt of ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid. Na4EDTA forms water-soluble coordination compounds with multivalent metal ions over a wide pH range.

Potassium Benzoate replaces sodium benzoate in applications where the preserving power of benzoic acid is required and a low sodium content is desirable.

Potassium Gluconate has applications similar to sodium gluconate and is also used as a potassium source in diabetic food and pharmaceuticals.

Potassium Sorbate is the very soluble salt of sorbic acid. It is used in many food products as a preservative with an effective pH range up to approximately 5.5 making it useful over a wider range than benzoates. Many dairy products with standards of identity allow the use of potassium sorbate as an optional ingredient, especially to check mold growth in certain kinds of cheese.

Rochelle Salt is the crystalline mixed sodium/potassium salt of tartaric acid used in medicine as a cathartic, in the preparation of mirrors, as a component of Fehling’s Solution, in metal finishing, in leavening agents, as a buffering agent and as a chelating agent.Sodium Benzoate, the sodium salt of benzoic acid, is most suitable for use as an antimicrobial agent in foods and beverages which are naturally in the pH range below 4.5 or can be brought there by addition of a suitable acidulant.

Sorbic Acid is used as a preservative effective against yeast and mold spoilage primarily up to pH 6.5 Sorbic acid is used in cheese making, pickles and other food applications.

Sorbitol is a multifunctional polyol (polyhydric alcohol) which can be used as a nutritive sugar substitute. Mainly used for its humectant properties in various food products, it also is used in sugarfree confections for crystallization control. Noncarinogenic and approximately 6O% as sweet as sugar Sorbitol is used in dietetic foods as a sugar substitute. Sorbitol is used for example in toothpaste, pet foods, surimi, chewing gum, bakery products and sugarfree candy.

Tartaric Acid is used as an acidulant in beverages, especially grape and lime flavored still beverages, as a leavening agent and a sequestrant. It also acts as a synergist with antioxidants to prevent rancidity in fats and oils.

Tripotassium Citrate shows a similar functionality to trisodium citrate, but provides easier solubility It is recommended in all diabetic food products which require a low sodium content. It finds pharmaceutical applications as a potassium and citrate source as well as in several technical applications.

Trisodium Citrate is a unique buffering salt for pH control in beverages, confectionery and numerous food products. Together with citric acid it ensures a precise pH-adjustment over a wide range. As a sequestrating agent it complexes cations like Ca, Mg and heavy metals, thus supporting the efficacy of anti oxidants.

Xanthan Gum is a stabilizer and thickener for aqueous systems with outstanding characteristics such as temperature, pH and salt stability and pseudoplastic flow behavior It is widely used in the food industry, but also finds numerous technical applications.