Acids in Foods

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Gather and process information from secondary sources to explain the use of acids as food additives

Citric acid, tartaric acid Jams Provide a sharp taste
Citric acid Canned and jarred foods Anxioxidant, preventing microbe growth
Fumaric acid, cirtic acid, phosphoric acid Packaged biscuit and cake mixes Leavening agents (react with sodium hydrogen carbonate to release carbon dioxide)
Acetic acid (vinegar) Pickles and chutneys Preserving agent
Phosphoric acid Soft drinks Provides a shap taste

Examples of acids commonly used as food additives