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While reading a sixth class book about acid bases and salts. I figured that that citrus fruits like lemon, orange etc.. contains citric acid. But in the same book they also given that amla contains Ascorbic acid. Amla being a citrus fruit should contain Citric acid. I am just confused with this.

Just tell me whether all the citrus fruits contains both citric acid as well as ascorbic acid.

I checked in wikipedia & also in oxford dictionary.

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  • $\begingroup$ Welcome to Biology.SE! What research have you done before asking it here? $\endgroup$ Apr 14 '17 at 4:52
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    $\begingroup$ You might be interested in the meaning of citrus. $\endgroup$ Apr 14 '17 at 5:03
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    $\begingroup$ It seems most of the fruits has citric acid! @another'Homosapien' $\endgroup$ Apr 14 '17 at 7:57
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Whatever the colloquial/vernacular/etymological meaning of "citrus"; when it comes about scientific names; Citrus is a particular genus. It do have many species.

"Amla being a citrus fruit"

No. Amla (Phyllanthus emblica) is not a member of genus Citrus; not even allied.

Ascorbic acid is just another name for Vitamin C. It is also present in common edible citrus fruits.

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