L-Malic Acid

food acidulent E296,CAS no.97-67-6 HS code291819

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E296 L-Malic Acid CAS No. 97-67-6

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L-Malic Acid, E296, CAS no.97-67-6, Chemical Formula C4H6O5, food acidulent, manufacturing process through double hydration of maleic anhydride, white crystals or crystalline powder. L-Malic Acid is widely used as acidity regulator. As a professional L-Malic Acid supplier, we supply L-Malic Acid food grade and pharmaceutical grade,Malic Acid FCC/USP/EP grade. Function: The food and beverage industries use malic acid extensively for its tart flavor, to increase energy levels, decreasing pain and improving exercise tolerance in dietary supplement. Uses: in Carbonated/ Non-carbonated Beverages, Powdered Mixes, Low Calorie Beverages, Wines, Calcium Supplements, Confectionaries, Hard Candy, Chewing Gum, Acid-Based skin cosmetics,Bakery Products… Food source:high level Malic acid in many tart or sour-tasting foods, such as apples, pears, tomatoes and cherries.

CAS No. : CAS no.97-67-6
Chemical Formula : C4H6O5
H.S.code : 291819
E No. : E296

L-Malic Acid Food Grade Specification

DESCRIPTION White crystals or crystalline powder, fairly hygroscopic, dissolving easily in water and alcohol.
Chemical Name L-hydroxy butanedioic acid
Molecular Formula C4H6O5
Structural Formula
Molecular Weight 134.09
(GB 13737-2008)
Assay(as C4H6O5) 99.0% Min
Specific Rotation -1.6~ -2.6
Sulfate 0.02% Max
Chloride[Cl] 0.004% Max
Arsenic [as As] 2mg/kg Max
Heavy Metals(as Pb) 10mg/kg Max
Lead 2mg/kg Max
Residue on ignition 0.10% Max
Clarity test Qualified
Fumaric Acid 0.5% Max
Maleic Acid 0.05% Max
MAIN FUNCTION AND PURPOSE As an acidulant, L-Malic acid is especially suitable for jelly and foodstuff containing fruit ingredient. It can keep the natural color of juice. Used in healthy drinks, it can resist fatigue and protect liver, kidney and heart. L-Malic acid can enhance pharmaceutical stability and improve pharmaceutical absorption. It can be added into composite amino acid injection, directly participating the metabolic cycle of organism-Krebs cycle. It can reduce the metabolic loss of amino acid and can compensate hypohepatia, cure uremia and hypertension, and weaken the damage of anticancer drug to normoblasts. It is also used in skin disinfector, air depurative and deodorizer.
PACKING 25KG net in Cardboard Drum with inner vacuum PE bag, 13.5MT/20FCL.
STORAGE Kept airtightly in a light-proof, dry and cool place.


As a professional L-Malic Acid supplier, we supply L-Malic Acid powder food grade and pharmaceutical grade can provide HAPPC, KOSHER, HALAL Certificates for this product. If you want to buy learn more this product, you can send us inquiry. We always have this product in stock, we can guarantee delivery in 2 week after the order confirmation. but if your order is too big, it would be take more times. MOQ is 500kg.

Price trend of L-Malic Acid

Upstream: Prices of upstream fumaric acid are stable and supply is stable. Production capacity of the L-Malic Acid manufacturers didn’t change much.
Downstream: Downstream demand is pretty stable.
Forecast: Considering the current market trend, price of L-Malic Acid will be stable in the coming months.

  • Food Grade: L-Malic Acid is widely used as acidulants in food and beverage industries.  food grade L-Malic Acid is available as fine powder(>99% purity).

L-Malic Acid gluten free

Yes. L-Malic Acid is gluten free and widely used in gluten free food to provide fresh acidic taste to sour sweets and potato chips.

Halal Certified L-Malic Acid

L-Malic Acid is a dicarboxylic acid manufactured through double hydration of maleic anhydride, available as White crystals or crystalline powder. As a synthesized chemical, L-Malic Acid is general recognized as halal. We will still audit another 2 key points to make sure that our L-Malic Acid is 100% halal: Are there any pig products used in manufacturing process of this ingredient? Does the ingredient contain Alcohol (impure) or other haraam ingredients?

Kosher Certified L-Malic Acid

L-Malic Acid is a dicarboxylic acid manufactured through double hydration of maleic anhydride, available as White crystals or crystalline powder. As a synthesized chemical, L-Malic Acid is general recognized as Kosher classified as Parve. Moreover, L-Malic Acid is also regulated as Kosher for Passover.

L-Malic Acid MSDS

  • 5.1. Storage: Kept in dry, cool, and shaded place with original packaging, avoid moisture, store at room temperature.
  • 5.2. Handling precaution: Keep away from heat. Keep away from sources of ignition. Empty containers pose a fire risk, evaporate the residue under a fume hood. Ground all equipment containing material. Do not ingest. Do not breathe dust.

Side Effect of L-Malic Acid

Although generally regarded as a very safe and effective supplement, there can be some minor side effects. The most common of these, while uncomfortable, are only experienced by a small number of those who use the supplement. The side effects most frequently experienced include muscle pain, nausea, redness, constipation, swollen skin, chest pain and itching. While annoying, these typically dissipate after a couple days.

While most of the side effects are relatively minor, there are also some more serious side effects, which are very rare. These serious side effects are often more serious forms of their minor counterparts, such as extreme chest tightness. This also includes dangerous events such as allergic reaction, which can lead to difficulty breathing or a completely closed throat. If you experience any of these, seek medical help immediately.

Application and Uses of L-Malic Acid

L-Malic Acid is a dicarboxylic acid widely used as acidity regulator in food and beverage. As a acidulants, L-Malic Acid can be used in a wide variety of industries including: food production, beverage, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, agriculture/animal feed, and various other industries. We supply Malic Acid to users/customers for Agricultural Chemicals, Animal Nutrition & Feed, Food & Beverage, Pharmaceutical & Fine Chemicals. This product is also known as Dl-Malic Acid, Hydroxysuccinic Acid, Hydroxybutanedioic Acid.

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