How is malic acid made?

Answer Look at the ingredient list of many processed foods, and you will find malic acid. Although malic acid is found in nature, most of it in processed foods has been chemically synthesized.Identificati... Read More »

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Is vinegar made of citric acid?

Citric acid is not a component of vinegar. The Illinois Physics Van, an outreach program of the University of Illinois Physics Department says, "Household vinegar is about 3 percent acetic acid and... Read More »

Can brown paper be made acid-free?

Brown paper can be made acid-free. Manufacturers treat paper with a mild base, such as calcium, to neutralize acids that naturally occur in all wood pulp products. Brown paper is similar to white, ... Read More »

What Happens to Pyruvic Acid Before Entering the Citric Acid Cycle?

Glycolysis is a series of reactions that result in the breakdown of the sugar glucose and is part of the cellular respiration process; whereby glucose is ultimately converted into usable forms of e... Read More »

What is alpha lipoic acid (thioctic acid)?

The human body uses the anti-oxidant known as alpha-lipoic acid to convert carbohydrates into energy. Studies show that alpha-liopic acid, or thioctic acid, can help treat type 2 diabetes, and rese... Read More »