Calcium malate, D,L-:IN 352(ii)

Origin:
Calcium salts of malic acid, a natural acid present in fruits.

Function & characteristics:
Calcium malate is used as a thickener and flavouring.

Products:
Ice cream, fried products, marmalade, etc.

Acceptable Daily Intake:
No limit, but the D,L – and D-isomers are not allowed in infant food, as infants lack the necessary enzymes to metabolise these compounds.

Side effects:
None known.

Dietary restrictions:
Malic acid and malates can be used by all religious groups, vegans and vegetarians.


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