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E297: Fumaric acid

Fumaric acid is a natural acid present in many fruits and vegetables. Commercially made by fermentation of sugar by fungi or by chemical synthesis. It is part of the metabolic pathway in every living cell.

Function & characteristics:
Used as acid and structure stabilizer in a large range of products. Also used as acid source in baking powder

many different products

Acceptable daily intake:
no limit

Side effects :
No side effects known.

Dietary restrictions :
None, fumaric acid can be consumed by all religious groups, vegans and vegetarians. is an initiative of Stichting Food-Info, The Netherlands

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