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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:
Side effects :
No side effects known.
Dietary restrictions :
None, fumaric acid can be consumed by all religious groups, vegans and vegetarians.