E296 Malic acid

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Malic acid, Hydroxybutanedioic acid



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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.


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