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Adipic Acid

Adipic acid is an organic compound, but it is rarely found in nature. If adipic acid is found in nature, it’s what is left over from chemical reactions involving petroleum and other oils. This acid consists of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen, and the most common use of adipic acid is in industry.

About 2.5 billion kilograms are created every single year. Do you know what this white, crystallized powder is used in? Adipic acid is the primary dicarboxylic acid used in the development and creation of nylon for use in clothing, lubricants, carpet, tires and other industrial purposes.

Approximately ten percent of the adipic acid developed every year is actually developed for use in foods and beverages; that may make you nervous, considering you don’t necessarily want to eat something that is used for industry, but adipic acid is non-toxic when ingested in small amounts. Any foods that have adipic acid have a safe amount of the acid contained within them.

There are a number of reasons that you may find adipic acid in your food. Here are some examples:

- Adipic acid is primarily used to impart particular flavors, specifically flavors that are “tart.” So they are used in some candies and jellies in trace amounts.
- Dried fruits and stored fruits may contain a small amount of adipic acid. The adipic acid has been added to these fruits because it has been proven to help slow down the rate of oxidation in those fruits, thus slowing down and/or preventing the “browning” effect.
- Many powdered food mixes have adipic acid to help with taste and preservation.
- The properties of adipic acid help jellies, gelatins, and candies to “hold their form.”

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