Malic acid, Hydroxybutanedioic acid
Back to home page
Back to numeric index


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

Typical products include tinned fruit, vegetables and pulses, jams, jelly, frozen vegetables and fruit squash.

Infants and young children should avoid it.

Irritant, harmful if swallowed, inhaled or absorbed through the skin.