Q1. Which Acid is Present in Apple?
▪ Answer: Malic Acid
Solution ▪ We all know that apples contain malic acid, but did you know that apples contain not only malic acid, but other acids as well. ▪ Apples contain several types of acids, but the most common acid found in apples is malic acid. ▪ In addition to malic acid, apples can also contain citric acid, quinic acid, and small amounts of other acids. ▪ The quantities of acids in an apple can vary depending on factors such as the variety of the apple, maturity, and other factors. ▪ Green apples are more acidic. This may cause an increase in your acid reflux symptoms. ▪ Malic acid is a dicarboxylic acid that gives apples their tart, sour taste. It is also found in other fruits, such as grapes, apricots, and cherries.
About Malic Acid ▪ Malic acid is an organic compound with the molecular formula C4H6O5. ▪ It is a dicarboxylic acid that is made by all living organisms, contributes to the sour taste of fruits. ▪ It is used as a food additive. ▪ The salts and esters of malic acid are known as malates. ▪ The word 'malic' is derived from Latin 'mālum', meaning 'apple'. ▪ In 1785, scientist Carl Wilhelm Shelley first isolated malic acid from apple juice. ▪ In addition to apples, apricots, blackberries, blueberries, cherries, grapes, mirabelles, peaches, pears, plums, and quinces also contain malic acid.
FAQs Subject: Chemistry
Topic: Acids Present in Foods