L-Tartaric Acid
Category: food additives  Publish Time: 2018-11-05 10:48 

L-Tartaric Acid
Tartaric acid is a white, crystalline organic acid that occurs naturally in many fruits, most notably in grapes, but also in bananas, tamarinds, and citrus. It is commonly mixed with sodium bicarbonate and is sold as baking powder used as a leavening agent in food preparation. The acid itself is added to foods as an antioxidant and to impart its distinctive sour taste

Product name

L(+)-Tartaric Acid

Chemical Name

L-2,3-dihydroxy butanedioic acid

Molecular Formula


Molecular Weight




Specific Rotation


Arsenic [as As]

2mg/kg Max

Lead [Ph]

2mg/kg Max

Residue on Ignition

0.05% Max

Residue on Drying

0.5% Max

Oxalate test


Sulfate test


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