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E336 Potassium tartarates

E336 (i) Monopotassium tartarate
E336 (ii) Dipotassium tartarate

Potassium salts of tartaric acid, a natural acid present in many fruits, especially grapes. Commercially prepared from waste products of the wine industry (grape skins).

Function & characteristics:
Potassium tartarate is an acidity regulator and anti-oxidant. Also used in producing baking powder and as emulsifier.

Many products, mainly confectionery and bakery products.

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. is an initiative of Stichting Food-Info, The Netherlands

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