Which Acid is Present in Apple? Complete details

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Q1. Which Acid is Present in Apple?

▪ Answer: Malic Acid


▪ 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.

Category: Chemistry
FAQs Subject: Chemistry
Topic: Acids Present in Foods
Question: 1

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