A naturally occurring acid found in a variety of plants and fruits such as apples, grapes, oranges, pineapples, and strawberries. It is an organic acid that gives vinegar its sour taste and distinct smell.
It Is produced through a fermentation process. Found naturally in plant and animal tissues through fermentation of carbohydrates.
vinegar, pickles, ketchup, baked goods, cheese, dressings
Possible Health Effects
If ingested in its pure form, may cause serious intestinal damage, abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting or shock. May also cause skin irritation and hives. Its vapors may cause lung obstruction.
Copyright May 20, 2010 Be Food Smart, Updated April 7, 2011, May 24, 2012
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