Tartrate

Tartrate

[tahr-treyt]
A tartrate is a salt or ester of the organic compound tartaric acid, a dicarboxylic acid. Its formula is OOC-CH(OH)-CH(OH)-COO or C4H4O62−.

As food additives, tartrates are used as antioxidants. Examples are:

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