Malic Acid

Malic Acid, C4H6O5, is a dicarboxylic acid that is naturally occuring in fruit and some vegetables, responsible for their sour taste.

CAS number

  • 617-48-1

Typical Uses

  • Malic acid is mainly used as food additive to provide an apple flavour in beverages, bakery products, confectioneries, desserts, jams and fruit jellies, as preservative in fruit and vegetables and as technological additive (preservative and acidity regulator) in all animal feed. 
  • It is also used in the Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic sectors and in a number of typically industrial uses as: metal treatment, textile industry, plating industry, retardant for plasters and cements.


  • Food grade, Regular

Other names

Hydroxybutanedioic Acid; Butanedioic acid


  • Colourless crystalline powder with an acidic taste

Packaging Types

  • Bags

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