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Lactic Acid

What is Lactic Acid?

Lactic Acid also known as milk acid is a chemical compound. Lactic acid is primarily found in sour milk products, such as: koumiss, leban, yogurt, kefir and some cottage cheeses. The casein in fermented milk is coagulated (curdled) by lactic acid. [1]

Lactic Acid Can be Synthetic

"Synthetic lactic acid is also used as a food preservative, in some foods." [2]
Lactic acid was first isolated in 1780 by a Swedish chemist, Carl Wilhelm Scheele. [1]
Source(s) Derived From
Animal Sources
Chemical (Synthetic) Sources
Chemical (Synthetic)

Natural or Artificial?
Both (Can be derived from Natural & Artificial Sources)
This ingredient is tagged with the following aliases:

L Lactate
Lactic Acid Salt
Lactic Acid Starter Culture
Milk Acid
Natural Lactic Acid