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E354 Calcium tartarate

Calcium salt of tartaric acid, a natural acid present in fruits.

Function & characteristics:
Acidity regulator and preservative.

Fish and fruit preserves, seaweed products, pharmaceuticals, etc.

Acceptable Daily Intake:
None defined.

Side effects:
None known; it is metabolised in the body to tartaric acid.

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



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