Tartaric acid

Natural acid made using vinous raw materials to be used as a food additive. It is available as colourless monoclinic crystals or as odourless white powder with a pleasant acidic taste.

The sectors in which they are used

Food

Industry

 
 

What they are used for

Wine making:

Tartaric acid is used in wine making for the acidification of the wines, musts and derivatives.

In food:

Identified in the Codex Alimentarius as E334, it is an acidifier and natural preservative, as a flavour enhancer in desserts, sweets, jams, jellies, ice-creams and fruit juice. And also as an ingredient in raising agents and as an emulsifier in the baking industry.

In pharmacy:

It is used as an excipient to prepare antibiotics, effervescent tablets and pills, granulates and powders.

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Specifications

OIV International Oenological Codex
U.S. Pharmacopeia (U.S.P.)
British Pharmacopoeia (B.P)
European Pharmocopoeia (Ph. Eur.)
Food Chemical Codex (F.C.C.)
Commission Regulation (EU) No. 231/2012
Commission Regulation (EU) No. 2244/2002

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