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