Malic acid is found in various fruits and vegetables as a natural organic acid which giving a refreshing sour taste. It plays an important role in human and animal carbohydrate metabolism system in Krebs cycle. Fuso Malic acid is non hygroscopic, non volatile, more soluble, free flowing and anhydrous in nature.
Fuso Malic acid is a harmless substance and generally recognized as safe “(GRAS)” by the FDA and widely used in many countries through the world.
People may consume Malic acid in food and beverage products on a daily basis without concern that they are exceeding a safe intake level When evaluating the safety of new food ingredients like Malic acid, health authorities compare an estimate of the ingredient's maximum daily intake with the highest daily consumption level consumed in preclinical and clinical studies that was shown to be without harmful effects. Ideally, the intake estimate will be substantially less than the actual consumption levels shown to be without adverse effect in the preclinical and clinical studies. Studies show that upto 50% citric acid is replaced with Malic acid when product is sweetened by artificial sweetener.
Peoples use artificial sweetener for the sweetness of our products it produces slightly off bitter taste on the product due to no replacement of citric acid with Malic acid in our products. So if we use artificial sweetener then replace upto 50% of citric acid with Malic acid is compulsory which masks off bitter taste and gives pleasant sour and flavor to the products.
Yes, artificial sweeteners are used by most of the companies in place of sugar for the preparation of low calorie products. Sugar are replace by artificial sweetener it gives off bitter note in the product with citric acid then 30-50%citric acid are replace with malic acid gives pleasant sour taste and flavour.