Fumaric acid is a colorless, flammable, white crystal. In the food mainly used in meat products, fish products processing. Fumaric acid can be used as acidity regulator, acidifying agent, antioxidant assistant, curing accelerator and fragrance.
|Appearance||white crystalline powder|
|Assay (Base on C4H4O4) (%)||99.5~100.5|
|Residue on ignition (%)||≤ 0.10|
|Heavy metal (Pb) (%)||≤ 10 ppm|
|Arsenic (%)||≤ 3 ppm|
|Moisture (%)||≤ 0.50|
|Chroma (in 5% ethanol) (#)||≤ 15|
|Maleic acid (%)||≤ 0.1|
|Melting point ( ℃)||286 ~ 302|
|Storage||in dry and cool place|
Applications of Fumaric Acid
Fumaric acid is mainly used in food products for the processing of meat products and fish products. Fumaric acid can be used as an acidity regulator, an acidifier, an antioxidant builder, a curing accelerator, and a fragrance. This product has a strong buffering effect to keep the aqueous solution at pH 3.0, and has an important effect on bacteriostatic and mildew resistance. At the same time, it has astringent taste and is one of the strongest acid acids, with low absorption rate and help. Extend the shelf life of powdered
products, etc. When fumaric acid is changed to sodium fumarate, the water solubility and flavor are better.