A versatile solution to formulation challenges
Fumaric acid is an organic acid that serves a variety of functional purposes, including enhancing taste, managing pH, reducing hygroscopicity, improving shelf stability, and more. Fumaric acid is a functional ingredient that is applicable across food, beverage, animal nutrition, industrial, pharmaceutical, and personal care markets.
Available Grades: Powder | Regular | Technical Grade
Fumaric acid has been used in food and beverage products for almost a century and is most commonly relied on to improve quality and reduce costs of many food, beverage, and animal feed products.
An effective tool for balancing the pH in food and beverages, fumaric acid controls the impact and intensity of sourness and flavor as well as having an anti-microbial and bactericidal effect. Fumaric acid is completely non-hygroscopic, keeping powdered mixes from caking and hardening from moisture. It is also stronger than other acids, enabling the use of less product to achieve the same results–thereby improving economies by lowering ingredient cost.
Chocolate cakes and gel-desserts or brownies and pancakes made from dry mixes stay dry and free flowing because fumaric acid prevents caking and drying even in high humidity storage conditions.
From the tart, warm flavor of a sourdough roll to a longer lasting tortilla, fumaric acid extends shelf life, improves dough machinability, and acts as a flavoring agent for a variety of savory baked goods.
A sweet, delicious fruit juice stays colorful and flavorful longer with the addition of fumaric acid to control pH. Fumaric acid also helps acidify wine with no detectable difference in flavor and prevents secondary fermentation after bottling.
Fumaric acid does not absorb moisture during storage and distribution, keeping sweets on the shelf longer by extending shelf life and slowing sucrose inversion. Because fumaric acid provides more sourness per unit weight than other dry acidulants, it can also help confectioners seeking to reduce costs.
Jellies, Jams, & Desserts.
Providing better texture and gelling properties while increasing flavor stability and lengthening shelf life, fumaric acid improves jellies, jams, preserves, and desserts. Additionally, in egg white foams and applications that use egg white foams, fumaric acid increases volume and replaces cream of tartar, delivering cost efficiencies.
Personal Care & Cosmetics.
The effervescence of both personal care and cosmetic products comes from powdered fumaric acid and carbon dioxide ingredients combined and tableted.
A proven, effective additive in piglet feed, fumaric acid is shown to improve weight gain, food consumption, and feed conversion ratio during the post-weaning period.
Fumaric acid is used in the production of many industrial materials, including unsaturated polyester, alkyd resins, printing inks, and paper sizing.
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