L Tartaric Acid E334 is a food acidulent can be used in high-level candy, cold drink and wine in food industry, also used in preservative and stabilizer. Though it’s considered safe, some are convinced it has potentially dangerous health effects.
What Is L Tartaric Acid E334?
L(+)-Tartaric Acid E334 is a white, fine granular, crystalline powder, or colorless crystals. It is odorless, has an acid taste, and is stable in air. It is widely used as acidulant in beverages and foods, such as soft drinks, wine, candy, bread and some colloidal sweetmeats. It can also complex with metal ion and can be used as a cleaning agent or polishing agent of metal surfaces.
Possible Side Effects of L Tartaric Acid E334
Although L Tartaric Acid E334 generally regarded as a very safe and effective supplement, there can be some minor side effects. The side effects may: increased thirst, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain and gastrointestinal inflammation.
GRAS Affirmation: Yes
Generally recognized as safe (GRAS) is an American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) designation that a chemical or substance added to food is considered safe by experts, and so is exempted from the usual Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) food additive tolerance requirements. L Tartaric Acid E334 is considered safe.
Special Populations Precaution
There is a lot of concern about diet and nutrition for these population, like Newborns, children, pregnant, sensitive to L Tartaric Acid populations. Better consult to your doctor if you would like to intake L Tartaric Acid.
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2. [Production of L(+)-tartaric acid by immobilized Rhizobium strain BK-20]. [Sheng Wu Gong Cheng Xue Bao. 2014 Feb] Author: Lan X, Bao W, Pan H, Xie Z, Zhang J.