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 acidJamsProvide a sharp taste
Citric acidCanned and jarred foodsAnxioxidant, preventing microbe growth
Fumaric acid, cirtic acid, phosphoric acidPackaged biscuit and cake mixesLeavening agents (react with sodium hydrogen carbonate to release carbon dioxide)
Acetic acid (vinegar)Pickles and chutneysPreserving agent
Phosphoric acidSoft drinksProvides a shap taste

Examples of acids commonly used as food additives