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Acids in Foods

Gather and process information from secondary sources to explain the use of acids as food additives



Acid(s)
Foods
Purpose
Citric acid, tartaric acid
Jams
Provide a sharp taste
Citric acid
Canned and jarred foods
Anxioxidant, preventing microbe growth
Fumaric acid, cirtic acid, phosphoric acid
Packaged biscuit and cake mixes
Leavening agents (react with sodium hydrogen carbonate to release carbon dioxide)
Acetic acid (vinegar)
Pickles and chutneys
Preserving agent
Phosphoric acid
Soft drinks
Provides a shap taste
Examples of acids commonly used as food additives

Easychem - Acids in Foods


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