Fumaric Acid

Fumaric acid is the strongest tasting food acidulant.It is manufactured synthetically from malic acid.

A substantial amount of fumaric acid is used in animal feedstuffs mainly because of its strong flavour and favourable price.

It has limited food applications due to its very low solubility. Its main usage is in jello powders, cheesecake mixes and some powdered drinks.

Molecular formulaC4H4O4
AppearanceWhite crystalline powder or granules, acidity
Melting point, °C294~300
Lead, mg/kg≤2
Maleic acid, %≤0.10
Residue on ignition, %≤0.10
Moisture, %≤0.5
Assay, %99.5-100.5