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Sodium salt of malic acid, a natural acid present in fruits.
Function & characteristics:
Sodium malate is used as a buffer and flavouring.
S oft drinks, confectionery, 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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