E270 - Lactic acid

Additive: E270 - Lactic acid

LACTIC ACID is an organic compound with the formula CH3CH-OH-CO2H. In the form of its conjugate base called lactate -this is thus different and kept as a separate ingredient-. Lactic acid is chiral, consisting of two optical isomers. One is known as L--+--lactic acid or -S--lactic acid and the other, its mirror image, is D--−--lactic acid or -R--lactic acid in food the L-variant is used