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Uses: Typical products containing Malic acid include tinned fruit, vegetables and pulses, jams, potato snacks, confectionary, spaghetti sauce, frozen vegetables, tinned tomatoes, jelly, frozen vegetables and fruit squash.


Irritant.


Infants and young children should avoid it.


Description: Malic acid occurs in two chiral molecules, the D- and L- forms. L-malic acid is a naturally occurring organic acid that is used in the body to derive ATP from food.


Commercial Malic acid is usually a mixture of the two types, synthesised by heating malic acid with dilute sulphuric acid, under pressure.


Found naturally in many fruits and vegetables, especially apples. Commercially it is produced by synthesis.



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