E350 (food additive)

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E350 is an EU recognised food additive. It comes in two forms,

E350 (i) Monosodium malate
E350 (ii) Disodium malate

Sodium malate is a sodium salt of malic acid (E296), a natural acid present in fruit, its alate is used as a buffer and flavouring in soft drinks, confectionery and other foods. The D,L - and D-isomers are not allowed for infants - who lack the enzymes to metabolise these compounds.