DL- Malic Acid

The word ‘malic’ is derived from Latin ‘malus’, meaning ‘apple’. Malic Acid is an organic dicarboxylic acid made by all living organism. It is the main contributor of the sourness of fruits. 

Classified as an approved food additive, Malic acid can be added to various food products to enhance and modify the tartness. From sour candies to fruit juices to potato chip snacks, all areas that require tartness, Malic acid can be found being used.

It is classified under the E number E296 and provides approx 10 KJ /gram energy.

CAS Number : 6915-15-7

Chemical formula
Molar mass134.087 g/mol 
Appearancewhite crystals