DL-Tartaric acid is a white, crystalline organic acid that occurs naturally in many fruits, most notably in grapes, but also in bananas, tamarinds, and citrus.
Its salt, potassium bitartrate, commonly known as cream of tartar, develops naturally in the process of fermentation.
It is commonly mixed with sodium bicarbonate and is sold as baking powder used as a leavening agent in food preparation.
The acid itself is added to foods as an antioxidant E334 and to impart its distinctive sour taste. Naturally occurring tartaric acid is a useful raw material in organic chemical synthesis.
Tartaric acid is an alpha-hydroxy-carboxylic acid, is diprotic and aldaric in acid characteristics, and is a dihydroxyl derivative of succinic acid.
The application of Dl Tartaric acid in food: making candies and frostings for cakes, pancake, cookie, baked goods and confectionaries, dairy products, edible oils and fats, tinned fruits and vegetables, seafood products, meat and poultry products, sugar preserves, chewing gum, cocoa powder.
Dl Tartaric Acid is used in beverage such as juice beverages and soft drinks and alcoholic drinks.
Dl Tartaric acid is used in several medical applications including the manufacture of solutions that are used to determine glucose levels.Tartaric acid used in the production of effervescent salts, used in the production of in combination with citric acid, to improve the taste of oral medications.
In Health & Personal care products
Dl Tartaric acid are used inIn cosmetics and personal care products such as in soaps, skin care products, suntan products and hair care products.
In Agriculture/Animal Feed/Poultry
DL Tartaric Acid in used in poultry products.
In Other Industries
DLTartaric acid is used in silvering mirrors, tanning leather, and in the making of Rochelle Salt, which is sometimes used as a laxative.