L(+)-Tartaric Acid, CAS# 87-69-4, is a diprotic acid manufactured through chemical synthesis, available as White crystal powder. L Tartaric Acid is widely used as acidulants. It is widely accepted as safe food additive in many countries with E number E334.
No significant side effects reported. Over-consumption of tartaric acid can cause thirst, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain and gastrointestinal inflammation.
Ingestion of L Tartaric Acid in large quantity may hurt our health, please follow the guideline of using L Tartaric Acid: ADI 0-30 mg/kg bw
Special groups refer to newborns, children, pregnant and any other applicable vulnerable groups.
There is no evidence that L Tartaric Acid could have any negative effects on these vulnerable groups. It should be safe to use L Tartaric Acid in food for newborns and pregnant. However, we still recommend consumers to consult professionals before using large quantity of L Tartaric Acid for long period in food for newborns or pregnant.
Generally recognized as safe(GRAS) is a FDA designation that a specific substance or ingredient is generally considered safe by experts, and so is exempted from the usual Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) food additive tolerance requirements. L Tartaric Acid is considered safe by FDA according to existing data and granted GRAS status.
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1. Purification and characterization of a novel cis-epoxysuccinate hydrolase from Klebsiella sp. that produces L(+)-tartaric acid. [Biotechnol Lett. 2014 Jul 22]
Author: Cheng Y, Wang L, Pan H, Bao W, Sun W, Xie Z, Zhang J, Zhao Y.
2. [Production of L(+)-tartaric acid by immobilized Rhizobium strain BK-20]. [Sheng Wu Gong Cheng Xue Bao. 2014 Feb]
Author: Lan X, Bao W, Pan H, Xie Z, Zhang J.