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Acetic Acid

Alternate Names

Ethanoic Acid

Description

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.

Acetic Acid - Quick Stats
Names

Ethanoic Acid

Allergy Information

Uses

Acid, Preservative, Flavoring

E-Number

E260

Additional Information

It Is produced through a fermentation process. Found naturally in plant and animal tissues through fermentation of carbohydrates.



Found In

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.

Allergy Information

Unknown

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Copyright May 20, 2010 Be Food Smart, Updated April 7, 2011, May 24, 2012




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