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E351 Potassium malates

E351 (i) Dipotassium malate
E351 (ii) Monopotassium malate

Origin:
Potassium salts of malic acid (E296), a natural acid present in fruits.

Function & characteristics:
Potassium malate is used as a buffer and flavouring.

Products:
Ice cream, fried products, etc.

Acceptable Daily Intake:
No limit, but the D,L - and D-isomers are not allowed in infant food, as infants lack the necessary enzymes to metabolise these compounds.

Side effects:
None known.

Dietary restrictions:
Malic acid and malates can be used by all religious groups, vegans and vegetarians.



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