Malic Acid (C4H6O5), is provided as white
or nearly white, fine crystalline granules. It is manufactured by hydration
of Maleic Anhydride at elevated temperatures and pressure. It can be ordered
in the same container with Fumaric acid, FCC grade, if desired. Inquire if other
mesh sizes are desired. Malic Acid has a number of properties that prove beneficial
and outperform citric acid in a number of applications: lower melt point (130°C
vs citric acids 153°C), higher solubility of calcium salts (results
in clear solutions), longer shelf life due to non-caking (non-hygroscopic).
Greater economy due to longer taste retention, and synergy with artificial sweeteners
(due to long taste retention that masks bitter aftertaste of many artificial
sweeteners) are also reasons Malic acid is utilized.