E352 - Calcium Malates

Published on: 01/01/2022 | Last Updated: 28/05/2022
E352 - Calcium Malates

Characteristics: The food additive E 352 is used as an acidity regulator and is a white, odorless crystalline powder. Natural sources are fruits, raspberries, apples. IN

Characteristic

Food additive E 352 is used as an acidity regulator and is a white, odorless crystalline powder. Natural sources are rowan berries, raspberries, apples. These products contain malic acid, which is one of the most important intermediates in supporting the metabolism in the cells of all living organisms. Calcium malate is derived from ammonia and DL-malic acid. Impurities: fumarates, maleic acid.

Use

In practice, the additive is not used anywhere, but in theory it can be used as a substitute for citrates. Calcium malate is allowed to be added as an acid regulator in jams, canned fruits, citrus jams and jellies, to maintain a pH of 2.8-3.5.

Impact on humans

No maximum daily dose of calcium malate has been established, but it is not recommended for use in baby food. There is no reliable information on the effects of E 352 on human health, as it has not passed the necessary tests and research.

More on the topic:
  • E350 Sodium malate
  • E351 Potassium malate
  • E341 Calcium phosphates
  • E367 Calcium fumarate


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