Origin:
Natural acid, present in many fruits, especially grapes. Commercially prepared from waste products of the wine industry (grape skins).
Function & characteristics:
Acidity regulator and taste enhancer of fruits and fruity flavours, as well as stabiliser of colour in fruits and fruit products.
Products:
Many products, mainly confectionery, soft drinks, wine, and marmalade.
Acceptable Daily Intake:
Up to 30 mg/kg body weight.
Side effects:
It is not metabolised in the body; thus, it is excreted in the urine without side effects.
Dietary restrictions:
Tartaric acid and tartarates can normally be consumed by all religious groups, vegans and vegetarians.


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