Malic is an acidity regulator and flavouring agent, is encoded
as E296 by the European Union. It is the principal acid contained
in apples, apricots, peaches, plums and many other fruits and
vegetables, commercially it is produced by synthesis.
Typical products include non alcoholic beverages, chewing gum,
gelatins, puddings, and fillings, hard and soft sweets, jams
and jellies, processed fruits and fruit juices.
Infants and young children should avoid it.