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A Guide to Common Fruit Acids

05-Jul-2016

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A Guide to Common Fruit Acids

Most people probably know that citric acid is the source of a lemon’s sourness and acidity. However, it’s not the only acid found in fruits, or even in lemons. In fact, there are a whole range of different acids, with the particular ones present varying from fruit to fruit. This graphic takes a look at some of the main players and the fruits they’re found in.

Since we’ve already mentioned citric acid, it makes sense to start there with our discussion. It’s well known for being present in lemons and limes, which contain it in the highest amounts, and is also present in other citrus fruits. Perhaps less well known is that it’s also the principle acid in many berries, including strawberries, raspberries, and gooseberries (to name but a few).

Topics
  • citric acid
  • malic acid
  • tartaric acid
  • enantiomers
  • optical isomers
  • oxalic acid
  • limescale
  • cosmetics
  • succinic acid
  • benzoic acid
  • isocitric acid
  • quinic acid
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