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Food Acid (297)

Also Known As : Fumaric acid


Taste Profile

It has sour taste.

Usage Tips

  1. Food acid 290 is added to breads, pie filling, poultry, wine, jams and jellies.

Common names and forms

  1. Acid (E-297)
  2. Acid-(INS 297)
  3. Acidity Regulator (E-297)
  4. Acidity Regulator INS-297
  5. Permitted Acid (INS 297)


Food acid 297 is a chemical compound, derived from genus fumaria. It is odourless and white crystalline in texture. Food acid 290 is used as an acidity regulator and flavouring agent in processed foods.

Selection Guide

Check for the "use-by" date on its packaging to make sure it has not expired.


Excessive consumption of Food Acid (297) can cause kidney disorders. It may also cause irritation in eyes and gastrointestinal distress.(1)

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