What is malic acid?



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    organic compound with the formula HO2CCH2CHOHCO2H. This dicarboxylic acid is the active ingredient in many sour or tart foods. Malic acid is found mostly in unripe fruits.

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    “Malic acid is a naturally occurring compound that plays a role in the complex process of deriving adenosine triphosphate (ATP; the energy currency that runs the body) from food.” Malic acid is commonly found in fruits and vegetables but apples are its most common source. This is why most people call malic acid the “apple acid”.

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