What is Lactic Acid?
Lactic acid has a number of different uses in food production. It is used as a preservative, to stop decontamination, to cure and flavor food and help in the process of fermentation. Lactic acid is naturally present in certain foods, but when added to an item it is manufactured. Lactic acid is a white powder and has a sour taste. A small amount is used in food production and it is never a main component.