Written by: Staff Writer Sophia
Malic acid is a component of many of the foods that we eat daily. It is a naturally occurring organic compound that is found in many fruits to help increase overall health. Malic acid is most commonly used as a food additive and preservative. It is harmless when used in appropriate amounts and the recommended assumption should not be exceeded.
You might be wondering - “Have I eaten malic acid before??” The answer is YES if you’ve enjoyed Sour Patch Kids, Warheads, Toxic Waste, Sour Skittles, Cry Baby Sour Balls, or any other very sour candy.
Some fun facts and benefits of malic acid are:
Even though malic acid may sound like a dangerous substance, it stimulates saliva production and reduces harmful bacteria in your mouth. So, which food containing malic acid will you eat today?
The Toxic Waste candy is the number one most sour candy, followed by Warheads, and Apple Sour Altoids...Yes, you heard me right, Altoids.